According to an article I found at Did You Know...there are two different kinds of nostalgia. Here is the short version.
There are two different types of nostalgia. Restorative nostalgia is when you feel like things used to be better and you long to relive the past, and reflective nostalgia is when you feel wistful about how different things used to be, but you maintain a sense of amused acceptance. Source 2
So...which kind describes you and your thought process best?
Coffee out on the patio again today.