Warning!! I’m going to get deep and a little corny on this one!
I like to pride myself in being the sort of person who can find the positive side in most things. I just feel like what’s the point in being negative. For example, this past weekend my stepmother of 38 years passed away. It was sudden but not unexpected. Sarah and I (John was in India on business) went to Michigan to be with my Dad during this difficult time. Now that we are home and I reflect on my visit, I don’t think of the sadness we felt. I think about the good talks I had with my Dad over the last few days. I also think about how happy I was to reconnect with my stepbrother and his lovely new wife. I was thrilled that Sarah could witness our somewhat splintered family come together and put their differences aside during a time of grief. I loved that Sarah was there to support me as I was supporting her.
My point is simply that I could dwell on the loss but I would rather think about what we have gained.