This summer I've had some significant unexpected expenses: car repairs, water heater replacement, garage door opener repair. These repairs have totaled over $1000, and there are several hundred more on the way.
A friend of mine since high school has often shared with me some wisdom his mother shared with him regarding such expenditures: be thankful you have enough money to pay for them, many people don't.
So while I'm not ecstatic about having to pay out so much money, I'm not despondent or worried, either. I've had the money to cover these bills. And I find that his mom's words, reflecting an "attitude of gratitude" rather than a whiny lament, are a much more helpful way to look at the world.