This should be the heading of my blog every day, all day, 24/7, 365! It is probably one of the most challenging things for me. Not because I'm not grateful or thankful, because I am! I am just an in-the-moment type of person. I see what's exactly in front of me. I feel exactly what's going on at that moment. I am able to see the big picture and I am able to think of things in the long term sense but I just react in the moment. I act in the moment. I often have to stop myself from the "this is all I can see right now" kind of mindset because I know that "this too shall pass", no matter what "this" is. If it's good, it will pass; if it is bad, it will pass; if it is neither, guess what, it too shall pass. I have good days and bad days; good moments and bad moments just like everyone else. What I want to achieve is an even keel attitude that no matter what, I am ok and this is ok. Even more than that though, I want to be joyful no matter what. Well, I'm pretty sure that is not possible, but what is possible is adopting the "thought habit" that even though the present circumstance is less than ideal, there is always something to find joy in. Each moment holds some morsel of awesomeness. The car window is broke, but at least I have a car; I don't feel like going to work today, but at least I have a job; my husband is frustrating, but at least he loves me; my kids are rebellious, but at least they are healthy; I can think of a million things I'd rather do than housework, but at least I have a home; I would rather be traveling the world than stuck in this little town, but at least I am safe; etc. It is my dream to find the Joy in the Ordinary; would you like to join me?