serendipitous success, surprising satisfaction, landing as lightly as a cat, being better than before.
Old pilots say, "Any landing you walk away from is a good landing."
After a divorce that tore me up, I made a good landing.
My boss fired me the week before Christmas, but I made a good landing.
The morning sun is shining and I'm coming in for a good landing.
I felt bad about losing her, but it was a good landing for me.