Lately, yes it has! My daughters graduations, ones acceptance to a great college, good health and most recently, a fun and relaxing vacation. All of which I'm very thankful!
However, I know there will be a few bumps in the road(as my father says), a few obstacles to be maneuvered in the future. As I get older, I realize that this is a part of life and how I handle it determines many things. For me it's harmony, a sense of calm, equilibrium, balance.... the desired outcome when encountering the many obstacles(large and small) day after day, week after week.
I've become much better(although more work needs to be done) at taking on these inconveniences head on. I used to be non-confrontational, avoiding these bumps in the road at all costs. This approach, although I though it did, never created balance; that harmony I like to feel at this point in my life.
I'm probably better prepared, equipped with the tools needed, to handle problems that spring up in life. Ah, what a little experience will do to help maneuver life's obstacles. Do I always reach that sense of calm? No, but I know that I'm closer with each encounter.
Okay, enough of that, back to reality.... my daughter's going off to college for her freshman year in two weeks. How the hell will I handle that little bump in the road?