Do you ever have those days that just seem to be a little bit perfect? Everything comes together just so. Nothing big needs to happen, though sometimes it does. But all the little things that happen add up to happiness.
You get to sleep in in the morning. You get errands out of the way without any hiccups. You get to spend some quality time with someone and, if you prefer, some quality time on your own.
Your friends, randomly and independently think of you and let you know, which makes you smile. You achieve something that was previously difficult to imagine. You manage to move yourself that much closer to your goals, a destination, to someone else.
Even the sun is shining, but perhaps not all day, because there’s rain on the way, which will be a cool relief so you don’t mind that either.
Maybe it’s one of your days off. Or you are working on something that fulfills you. You share a joke with your co-workers and a drink once the day is over. Public transport, for once, is in your favour and everything runs on time. You don’t even have to wait very long for the next bus to take you home, or wherever it is you need to go.
You watch a great movie, or your favourite TV show, read a book that touches you deeply.
Our days are made up of all these things and more. Often we hit a snag on the way. But sometimes, perhaps today, you get a day that is close enough to perfection that you couldn’t tell the difference. You find yourself smiling for seemingly no reason. The colours are brighter, the food tastes better, the air smells nicer.
And anything is possible.
Most of us don’t get such days very often. There are always highlights and lowdowns. We seem to like to complain and do so often and with vigour. Even on the most beautiful of days it might occur to you to complain about that beauty, probably that it’s not happening often enough.
Why not simply enjoy the gift that it is? I cannot imagine not just sitting here and smiling at what a nice day I had and how happy I feel. Nothing big happened, but even small things can alter the course you are on and I have a feeling that I’ve altered my course today.
We can’t have happy days every day. We would never be able to appreciate them when they do show up. But we mustn’t forget to do so when they are here. Life’s too short to commiserate its brevity. We really just need to enjoy every happy moment we have.
I wish you many of them.