I met with a client today who was referred because he had recently lost his wife of 50 years. We talked about various things as you do when you’re getting to know someone. Towards the end of the session I asked him how he felt about his life now. He became silent and contemplative. After several minutes he said, “Life can have its ups and downs, but when you really think about it, overall it’s damn good.” I thought about what he had said throughout the day. “Overall, it’s damn good.” Wise words. I couldn’t have said it better myself.