I took the worst thing, turn it into the best thing
I'm from the Chi, I guess it's just a mid-west thing
Times like this make life interesting
Times like this make me count my blessings

from Kanye West – Through the Wire Freestyle Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Instead of letting hard times get him down, he takes the hard times in stride and realizes life would not be interesting without them. Also, these times are when you gain perspective into how blessed you are.

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