Couldn't be easier. The worst experiences remind me of why life ultimately is okay ... So far.
Fortunately, I've been lucky, learned, come out better, etc., from my worst times ... so far.
My first 'gratitude list' was a few years ago when I was ill. I thought of it as a sad little list of the few things about cancer i could 'pretend' are good. It was recommended to improve my spirits. Surprisingly, mine was a very long list.
When someone you love has cancer, nothing is right. However when *you* have cancer - though it sucks - there are so many things to appreciate and enjoy.
Not sure? Perhaps I'm wearing ultra rosy glasses? I don't think so, but who knows?
Kindness of strangers
Jelly beans - the 'gourmet' ones
Water, in very clean cups
Baldness in hot weather
Soft hats when it's cold
Netflix & Audible entertainment
Enjoying novels I've read before (but can't recall through chemo fuzzies)
Telephone, when I want company. Answering machine, when I don't.
Microwave to re-heat meals I want to eat ... later
This is only a partial list. I have so many more. We all do.
The point: cancer is good? NO WAY.
The real point: sometimes it's better after the very-bad stuff. Perhaps, often?
Over time many of the things that were/are bad ... they look different, they show us better things, experiences grows us, crap highlights beauty ... when you feel your worst, sometimes a pillow brings greatest comfort.
... and if not ... I pray that something on *your* list does the trick.