Quick Thoughts

Notice When You Are Happy – Vonnegut Quote

 This is some of the best advice I’ve heard.  Too often we simply go through the motions, or do things we find enjoyable yet worry and have our minds elsewhere – not being present.  Taking that first step to notice when you are happy, when something feels nice, helps us to become more mindful in all aspects of life.  A majority of the time, it seems, many of us tend to focus on the negative.  How about focusing on the positive, recognizing it, learning from it, enjoying it?  Let’s take the time to notice, and share this advice with kids.  Help them see how nice it is to notice how nice something is.  I do believe they naturally do this better than us adults, but at some point that seems to fade.  And so I urge you to please continue noticing or rediscover noticing when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur at some point, “if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

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