Here’s the deal: We make this happiness thing too hard. We think we have to be different, buy something new, lose weight, make more money, dress better, to feel good in life. To be good in life. Baloney.
If you want to feel a little better in your day, find a little peace and joy, you simply must notice the goodness right before you, right now.
Of course there are going to be tough things and challenges and it’s going to rain on your parade and I mean, like really rain. But even right then, in the middle of that downpour, you can notice that the cotton candy is safely tucked in a plastic bag and AREN’T YOU LUCKY?
In the midst of the mundane, in the middle of the routine, or smack-dab in the I-don’t-know-how-to-handle-this adversity, you can find something wonderful. You can discover something awesome — inside you or right there in front of you — and that will inoculate you a bit from despair. It will raise your energy and your mood just enough for you to make it through.
The Look of Every-Day Awe