Imagine walking along a path through the jungle, when suddenly you sense that something or someone is behind you.
Upon turning you see a great golden maned Lion stalking you, instinctively you begin to walk faster, and so does the Lion.
You now begin to run and so does the Lion, running for your life now you come to a cliff edge.
A hundred feet or more down runs a river and on it’s bank a large congregation of crocodiles are sunbathing just waiting for something to eat.
4 or 5 feet down a branch is growing out from the cliff face, glancing over your shoulder you see the Lion now galloping towards you in full charge.
Your only chance of survival is to slip over the edge of the cliff and take hold of the branch.
The lion skids to a halt producing a cloud of choking dust, out of which appears 2 yellow-green angry eyes and 2 row’s of flashing white teeth.
The Lion reaches down with it’s massive clawed paw just inches from your head. Thinking that things cannot become worse, when from the corner of your eye you notice a mouse running along a little ledge, and begin gnawing at the branch you are holding on to for dear life.
With the Lion above, the crocodiles below, and the mouse gnawing on your life support, you see a big red berry growing at the end of the branch.
Leaving go with one hand you reach out for the berry, pick it and place it in your mouth, while thinking to yourself how sweet it tastes,
the branch snaps.
The moral of this story I think is, it matters little how hopeless your situation, there is always something good somewhere to be derived from it.