This morning as I drove to an appointment, every traffic light I came to was green. I didn’t have to stop for any of them. But I didn’t really notice until I was almost at my destination. I travel this route frequently, and some mornings I get frustrated when it seems I catch every red light, especially when I’m running late. I almost completely ignored the fact that my trip was peaceful this morning. The tendency to only focus on the negative or circumstances that aren’t exactly how I want them permeates every aspect of my life. While I’m dwelling on what’s wrong, I completely ignore what’s right and the many things in sobriety I have to be grateful for. And if a few red lights are the worst thing I have to deal with, the quality of my problems has improved dramatically.