Find beauty in the ordinary and you’ll have a happy soul. I know that many artists, poets, and philosophers, have said it better than I but no matter how you put it, it’s true. I am starting to suspect that one of the keys to happiness in this life is to appreciate what you have and see it for its worth. Not the way that we, as Americans, see it with our ‘first world problems’ mentality.
I’ve been trying very hard lately to not let the little things get to me the way that they used to. I am attempting more patience. I am working to keep things in focus. If something small isn’t going my way, or there is something annoying that I have to do, I remind myself how lucky I am to be doing it. Granted after telling myself I was blessed to be able bodied enough to shovel all that snow I did immediately come in and hire a snow removal company. Still, I didn’t let myself grumble while I was shoveling.
I don’t know how long I will be able to keep this up but I am hoping for forever. It has left me in a much more peaceful state.