I think that life gets so busy and filled up with responsibilities, challenges, unexpected events, and planning for future happiness that we forget that any happiness we may receive in our lives will most certainly happen in the present moment. There is no great future event or epiphany or other life that we could be living. Hard work and good planning are no guarantee. The only time that we can be sure of our own happiness is right now.
An early summer roll call of happy things:
Freshly planted vegetable starts
The longest days of the year
An evening glass of wine
The last of the Tiger Lilies
Don't let things get you down.
Snoopy and Woodstock on life's frustrations, domestic bliss and best intentions:
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