Except that, if you stop and think about it, that would be a pretty dumb book and no one would read it. Seriously, who wants to read about a life where only good things happen? Maybe if you're reading a board book that would be ok. No, we want to read stories where people overcome and get through their hard times (notice I didn't say "bad", I'll get to that later). They solve difficult mysteries, endure pain, and live through the impossible, but never go from pleasant thing to pleasant thing. So, really, if you want this year to turn out to be a good book then you are going to have to do hard things and go through trials.
Bad vs hard. I have stopped thinking about my trials as bad and started thinking of them for what they really are, hard. Sometimes darn hard. There isn't really anything actually bad about what I'm going through. It sure isn't easy, and I despise when people try to diminish it or brush it off as insignificant. Things get hard and complicated, but how can I call the things that God has brought about in my life bad when the Bible is clear that it is for my good and His glory?