I recently had to say goodbye to my dad after long term illness. That’s definitely not a joyful experience no matter how expected it is. I found joy in remembering him and all the good times we've had over the years. Shifting the perspective from sadness of loosing him to joy and laughter remembering and sharing all the funny and crazy experiences will definitely put a smile on the face and bring joy and laughter back.
Love that you were able to find joy even in the face of grief and sadness. A positive step in healing from loss.
Wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the nightly performance on the ship but really enjoyed it because it was music from my time and I ended up singing all kind of oldies.