A famous Zen koan
A man walking across a field encounters a bear. He fled, the bear chasing after him.
Coming to a cliff, he caught hold of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge. The bear sniffed at him from above.
Terrified, the man looked down to where, far below, a tiger had come, waiting to eat him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little began to gnaw away at the vine.
The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine in one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted! “Ah,” he said. “Delicious.”
Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thess 5 16-18)