Some of the most powerful lessons are learnt through fiction and literature, and great authors like Kurt Vonnegut.
Once, he said that it’s all too easy to notice when things are going badly, but often we don’t notice when things are going well.
And I’m not talking about the obvious times like getting a raise or getting laid or getting a compliment.
I’m talking about the little things — the tiny things that make us happy; like that warm glow of sunshine across your face on a crisp, bright, blue winter’s day.
Or that tingly chill of a fresh margarita on a summer afternoon.
Or that deep tang of your first coffee of the day.
Or the waft of freshly baked bread tickling your nostrils.
Kurt said that when that ‘nice’ thing happens, call it out.
Say out loud, “Well, if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”
And pretty soon, you’ll notice that life is full of these beautiful, plain, every day, fantastically nice moments.