Very good thing: My Brother got a great deal from his professor a few months back for a new car.
Very bad thing: The car broke down weeks later, and was completely unusable.
Very good thing: He then won first place in a film festival for his piece "Crown of the Forest" which covered some of the money lost in the car.
Very good thing: My brother bought a new Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. Cost? $1500.
Very bad thing: He had it stolen a week after he got it.
Very good thing: His script was then chosen for the BIOLA University School film next year. Prize money? $1500. New laptop anyone?
Very VERY good thing: Then he learned his insurance covered the theft of his lappy almost completely.