If I had to pick one life philosophy, I think this would be it (or something very close to this). Of course, faith plays a strong role in this -- I look at whatever I'm 'dealing' with at the current moment, and I believe that it's exactly what I need for the next step in my growth and understanding. Well, when I'm in a good place mentally, I am able to believe it.
I had lunch with one of my dearest friends today, and she and I were alluding to this fact as it happens in relationships (specifically marriage). She was commenting on how many of her other friends are envious of her marriage because it's strong and amicable -- and we both agreed that it comes down to acceptance and friendship. Acceptance of what is happening now and how we (as a couple) can allow that to work in our lives for good; and friendship in allowing the other person to have their own way of working through things without trying to force him/her into our mold.
What do you think? Does this type of philosophy work for you?