It struck me this morning that a good life is a mental creation. A bad life is also a mental creation. Life gives us a jumbled mass of experiences and then we choose to see the parts as blessings or irritations.
As JonathaHaidt observed: Events in the world affect us only through our interpretations of them, so if we can control our interpretations, we can control our world.
This is surprisingly similar to God’s work. He takes a jumbled up mess of kids and makes us glorious by seeing and treating us that way.