“Joseph’s paradigm was the key to his positive outlook. Joseph saw himself as part of G‑d’s plan; he saw every situation as part of the plan. When you perceive the world from this perspective, every difficulty, hardship and challenge is positive. To Joseph, it was all about G‑d.
Our perspective is the key to our happiness. When we only see ourselves, we are stuck with the difficulties the pain, the hurt, the anguish, the suffering, etc. However, when it is about G‑d, every situation is seen as an opportunity. The crazier and stranger the situation, the more meaning can be found in it. Instead of being knocked down by the difficulty, you are uplifted.
We are happiest and strongest when we are the way Jews are meant to be—focused on G‑d.”