The older I get and the more trials and tribulations I go through the less it all bothers me.
If I could tell my younger self one thing to make life more fun it would be to just enjoy the ride.
All the ups and downs are built into the equation of life and are supposed to happen to teach us things. If we can weather the storm in the down times then it would make it much more pleasant to go through those “bad” things and cause us a lot less grief and stress. Like the time my central furnace decided to stop working on one of the coldest mornings of the winter. We ended up buying a giant turkey at the local corporation which sells meat and cooked it in the oven for several hours, heating the home up nicely in the process. Another time, our air conditioner stopped working on an entirely warm morning so we drove the car, with nice cold AC, and went swimming all morning in the ocean. When we came back at night the air conditioner somehow started to work again so we avoided the problem altogether. Life can throw you a lot of curveballs, but if you take it gracefully and with some patience, it ends up not being that awful and just becomes another memory for you to laugh at. I remember one time our HEPA filter fell from its holder in the air handler and we had a bunch of dust blowing throughout the house. We just laughed at it and put the HEPA back in its spot.