2018 has been a tough year, but I am beginning to realize that there is nothing helpful about looking back on the whole year and labeling it as “tough” or “messy”. Every year has something difficult to it. If I look at life year by year, I’ll give every year a negative label. That is a depressing way to view life.
Instead I am shifting my viewpoint to look at time in much smaller increments. Have I taken the time to notice and appreciate a pleasurable day? Some days I need to break it into even smaller increments. Was there an hour or even five minutes of joy or laughter? Every day has some moments of pleasure or meaning that are worthy of appreciation. Today I am noticing. I plan to pay attention to tomorrow as well. I invite you to do the same.