Positives from Negatives and a Christmas story

How many negatives have positive meaning?

As I have radiating pain from my wrists and fingers, it makes me curse and then ponder. Obviously, the pain is frustrating and lately a bit tiring, but it is pain at least partially of my own choice. I could take some strong pain killers and swallow away the sensations. The truth is I’m reluctant to do this because I remember what it means