A positive, pollyanna, “life is so good” attitude wears thin and rings hollow at times. I’m sure that everyone facing a difficult situation has found this out. How do you strike the right balance between carefree enjoyment of the moment and facing the scary truth of reality. Sometimes you can’t escape a sad longing for what was and what you wished things to be.
It seems that exclusively living in either domaine is unhealthy. The first might seem enticing, but it sets you up for a bigger fall. Emotions can be like plate tectonics. The longer the strain builds up without periodic earthquakes to relieve it, the larger the earthquake, and more unprepared you are likely to be.