Lesson #1: the bad that didn't happen.
Lesson #2: the good that almost happened.
And now...prepare yourself...you are ready for Lesson #3: cautious optimism - so long as you don't tell anyone.
If you tell, you may ruin your chances to make it to Lessons #4, #5, and #6. Yes, we are only half-way there. This is a six month process. Studies* have shown that advancing too quickly from pessimism to optimism can cause indigestion, nausea, muscle weakness, headaches, and a greater chance of relapse.
Don't tell anyone.
In the beginning, the devil on your shoulder wondered what was going on and felt the onset of nervousness. However, step three sets off alarms of panic. He'll be looking for the following red flags...
An overabundance of smiling
A mild feeling of hope
Waking up on the right side of the bed
...anything to verify the onset of actual optimism. But these red flags will be difficult for him to spot if you don't tell anyone. Then come back next month for step four.
*I made this part up