ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion

appreciating happiness

Today is a great day to appreciate being happy. How can I complain about a beautiful, sunny October day, even if it is January? It was one of my favorite sorts of days: sunny, cool, clear. I swear, this kind of day could lift me out of the deepest funk, though it wouldn't have been so perfect if I'd been in the mood to curl up on the sofa with a book or a movie. How seredipitous, then, that I was in the mood to run errands out and about.

Whether due to the weather or the stars or the tides or hormones or, oh, I don't know, just plain old awesome life, I'm having one of those days of deep contentment and satisfaction. I have a warm, wonderful home that I can fill with warm, wonderful people, not to mention the warm and wonderful people who live here much or all of the time. I have lots of great friends who can perk me up even when they don't realize I need perking up, and I have people who I, too, can perk up.

I've been struck several times this week how unexpectedly life can turn, and how insights catch up to me when I'm looking the other way, like magic. It also makes me think that the items that I'm worrying at any given moment are, perhaps, the ones most in need of being tucked away so I can catch a glimpse of the insights related to them out of the corner of my eye, rather than setting them on the front burner and waiting for them to boil. But today, that doesn't really matter, because life is deeply, richly great.

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