Symptom

Source: Symptom is the underlying reason behind something.   Coughing, sneezing and headache are symptoms of a head cold.   A symptom does not always result in a physical or a negative outcome.   People demonstrate symptoms of depression.    Along the same lines symptoms of recovery can be observed.  Symptom is a building block to an outcome  Smiling, positive attitude, feeling hopeful are symptoms of happiness.  Rarely do we use symptom in a positive way.  It’s more comely associate with negative things.  Symptoms of mental and physical disease are the most popular use of symptom vurrently.  The word itself is not negative.  Our society uses it so often in a negative context it’s lost its real meaning.   Symptom is any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying something and serving as evidence of it.
a sign or indication of something.   It is not only for bad situations.