You can only see what you are prepared to see. An open mind and letting go of all expectations will exponentially expedite your growth as a human being and allow you to see opportunities in places where most people see nothing.
You can't control everything, but you ARE in control of what you choose to believe and how you move through your reality. Take the reins to transform your life.
Living from the present and having awareness of yourself in every single moment empowers you to live from a state of peace and joy, regardless of your situation or environment.