Life can be like one of those face-vase optical illusions: Do you see two faces looking at each other or the vase in between? Change your perspective and everything looks different. Seeing your life with fresh eyes and appreciating what you have, rather than what you lack or want, is a good recipe for happiness. Step back and think about the things in your life that you are lucky to have. A dear friend, or several? A beloved cat or dog? Warm shelter and enough food? A lilac bush in your backyard? Write your own sign, such as, ”If you’re lucky enough to be able to take long walks every weekend, you’re lucky enough.” Post it in a place that you see every day, and when you look at it, let yourself feel how lucky you are.
“It’s all in the mind.” George Harrison