It becomes easy when you realise how little most things matter. If you think back to terrible moments in the past they often seem trivial now - and that is how they really are, trivialities. Even ourselves is so insignificant that we really don't matter much more than any thing around us, we are generally less use to the world and its turning than an earth worm.
So just enjoy the good stuff because the bad stuff really doesn't matter much.
I like to think of myself as Happy Go Lucky... I have this method of coping..everything is only to the count of 3. For example, if i get annoyed with someone or something..i'll just count to 3 and walk away.
If someone upsets me..I'll try to only let it bother me after 3 long breaths....I forgive easily..but I never forget.
Only thing that will get to me is my family's well being...other than that..Life is too short to be crying over spilled milk!!
I kind of "grit my teeth and bear it". I have a high threshold when it comes to tolerance and tell myself everything happens for a reason.
If something goes wrong, its meant to go wrong so that something that's going to go well can happen.
Meaning, if im walking along the side-walk, slip and break my arm, i was meant to fall down at that precise moment, else i would have walked into that moving truck while trying to cross the road and get crushed instead.
I know it sounds weird, but its a form of "Divine Intervention"
When good things happen, its great, but when negative things happen we should be ready for it, face up to it. Bad times NEVER last.