Life for me has been a thing of ups and downs in approximately equal measure. i don't have something sensational to report every day about my progress. Often I wonder if fulfillment in life is necessarily tied to a change for the better.
My rabbi once asked me how things were going, and I answered, "Things are not going all right, but it wouldn't hurt if they went a little better." Raising his formidable eyebrows, he said, "And how do you know it wouldn't hurt?".