I’m going to cheat again this Wednesday, and put up a writing prompt instead of a “proper” post:
Hit a character (or set of characters) with good news and bad news on the same day, but not about the same thing (i.e., not “The good news is, you don’t have tuberculosis. The bad news is, you have emphysema.”) How do the emotional reactions mix within the characters? How do the characters interact with one another? Who looks on the bright side, and who only sees the negative? Who does your character go to first with either item of news? Does he/she tell only the good news, and keep the bad to himself/herself, or vice versa?