Over time and with repeated negative experiences, one becomes conditioned to expect the worst. I think this is what happened to Thor and I. Since 2007 we have had between us: 10 surgeries, two (very different) battles with cancer, bankruptcy, a debilitating illness, and most recently another cancer scare.
We braced ourselves for the worst.
It didn’t happen.
We are on a wait and watch cycle now.
Hope, that ever-persistence ray that keeps us going, has peeked her head out again.
Could it be that our Wheel of Fortune is turning?