One of the paradoxes of my life is that so often the worst things that have happened to me are also the best things.
I found out I had osteoporosis, but as a result I added regular exercise to my daily routine, and I have much more energy. Not to mention stronger bones and less joint pain.
Leaving university teaching before retirement age was one of the hardest things I ever did in my life. But there is no way I’d be willing to trade off the experiences and learning that made possible.
Getting cataracts didn’t exactly feel like good news either. I had no idea the surgery would result in close to 20-20 vision. And it felt like it added ten years to my life.
Isn’t life a surprise?