I really do not know what to say, other than, here is a man who knows what life is all about. I could try to explain who Nick is but I would fail miserably in comparison to your listening to him yourself. Prepare to be touched.
Every situation, is just a situation. A situation is neither good nor bad. It is only how we look at it that makes it good or bad. Just like anything. A hammer is neither good nor bad. You can build a house with it or bang your finger with it. WE are what make any situation or tool good or bad.
We view our lives through our own personal perspectives (paradigms). How life looks depends on that perspective. Our perspective is like a pair of glasses. If we have put negative tinting on those glasses, we will see things negatively. If we have put positive tinting on those glasses, we will see thing positively.
It all comes back to choice. It is our choice whether life is good or bad. We see what we want to see. We see what we (and our environment) have trained ourselves to see. If life is looking bad, or scary, or depressing, or good, or happy, or prosperous, it is because that it how you choose to look at life.
Life is what we make it. What will you make of life? How do you choose to see life? Good or bad? It is all up to you.