This was me exactly a year ago. I was in the emergency room after a sleeping walking accident, which had me face plant into a marble shelf. I was in the worst pain of my life with two shattered teeth, and laceration on my lip that required 17 stitches. Best of all, the grand opening of the KnowNoTruth gallery was happening the following day.
I'm glad it happened to be honest. As I was in the ambulance, and the shock was wearing off I became more aware of my situation as I felt tooth fragments dangling in the back of my throat. I realized no matter what I thought or felt, nothing was going to change the situation I was in. No matter how mad or upset I could get, nothing was going to change what happened. So right then and there I decided I would change how I felt about it, because that was in my control. I decided it was funny, but more importantly I saw it as a test to see if I had what it takes.
I opened the gallery the next day and hosted the grand opening party even though I had to drink my food through a straw. I saw the whole ordeal as a test, and I got through it. Now here I am a year later, and I still hold on to the lesson I learned: You can't change the facts, but you can change how you feel about them.