“In any predicament you can notice that you are alive. Considering the vastness of the universe this is an unlikely event and you can rejoice and take delight in this occurrence, even if times are not hard and no stars are going nova in your neighborhood…
The hard bits of life might not be the ones you are dreading. The good bits might be the ones that are always available – a slant of light through the garden and then the rain, running inside to get dry, cooking for friends, the sound of a bird in the early morning when you can’t get back to sleep, the act of impulsively giving something away when you have almost nothing.
When you are present in your own life it extends infinitely in every direction.”
by John Tarrant