Overcoming a major life limitation, alcoholism in my case, comes with an excellent benefit. Having recovered, come back from the depths of despair to join the human race once again, I have taken advantage of being able to see life in a wonderful perspective.
It’s definitely not a “rose colored glasses” or “pink cloud” type a thing because it’s not a false perception of reality. It is being grateful for the reality I have. It’s being content with that reality without using contentment as an excuse to rest on the hard work that got me through those dark times. It’s also being content with knowing I could choose to rest on those laurels and have my misery refunded.
Life is good.