You already know what I'm about to tell you. The secret to a happier life isn't a secret at all. You just need to be reminded and it won't ask that much of you. If you are anything like me, the day can get pretty filled up with lots of concrete things clamoring for your attention. What's on my agenda today? What items need to be checked off my list? Who needs this or that? Get here by this time and there by that time. Kids fed. Check. Emails answered. Check. Groceries. Check. Bills. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check.
But what if instead of standing in the shower worrying about all that has to get done, you took one minute to feel each water drop hit you skin?
What if as you sit at your desk all day long doing things, you took a few minutes to look deeply and anew at the things that sit there all day with you?
What if for five minutes a day, you reminded yourself to stop and be in awe of the world around you?