We've always tried to keep this blog positive. We deal with heavy topics sometimes here at LL, and we're definitely not immune to some seriously challenging life circumstances. One of the side effects of hardship (for me) has been that I hesitate to feel happy, to feel joy, to feel like I have my feet on solid ground. When I do feel the urge to celebrate, I think "what will go wrong next?", or "will celebrating make it more likely that something bad will happen?" or "how will I ever get anything done if I'm always celebrating where I'm at?"