Life is not so bad.
Sure it has its ups and downs....(and usually not in the proportions you would prefer) but its those constant swings from one extreme to the next that keep life interesting (and keeps Clairol in business covering up those gray hairs we collect along the way!)
Yes, we when least expect it life will smack you upside the head with a dead cod....something smelly and somehow not-quite-what-you-were-expecting. But on the flip side, sometimes life really does hand you roses....soft, sweet and oh-so-uplifting.
No specific case-in-point. Honestly my life is fairly in balance at the moment between good and bad....yes the bad sometimes keeps me up at night but the good has me in a happy and contented mood today.
I say take the contented mood when it hits you and freaking run with it.