I could look at it as I'm without my old friends and family this year.
Or I could look at it as I spent time with new friends doing new things this year.
I could look at it as I made my friend walk with me through the cold night for two and a half hours, back and forth, searching for my lost phone on a deserted sidewalk with nothing but a small flashlight... and found my phone with a destroyed screen...
Or I could look at it as I have a few angels by my side, in the form a great friend and kind strangers who found my phone, brought it to the police station, found me, and got my phone from the police station for me and brought it back to me.
I'll choose the latter of both cases.