Where I work the only parking spaces available are under a canopy of trees. This usually means my car is covered with bird poop and leaves by the end of the day. Every time I head toward the parking lot, I get a little more annoyed at the trees wishing someone would cut them down.
One day as was walking to my car, I looked at the ground and noticed there were pecans everywhere. The trees that I have been pissed at for the last 4 months were actually pecan trees. I snatched a handful of the pecans from the ground and ate them with my lunch that day.
Suddenly, it dawned on me that the trees that had so annoyed me were providing me with a a delicious pecan treat. (I love pecans). So now when I leave work, instead of focusing on the mess the trees deposits on my car I think about what the trees have given to me and feel a sense of appreciation and gratitude…
…This might not work if you don’t like pecans.