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life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. (john lennon)
It occurred to me that I have quite a few friends who are dissatisfied with the hand of cards life has dealt them.  While I completely understand that there are certain things in life over which we have no control, we do have the capacity to control our own happiness.  There is a serious flaw in the belief that the situation you're born into dictates your satisfaction over the course of your life.  Change is entirely possible, no matter who you are, where you live, what you want.

If the idea of change terrifies you, then you clearly have another obstacle standing in the way of you and happiness.  Change can be amazing.  Altering one little detail in your daily routine can open your eyes to an entirely different way of life.  There are days I get down from stress, or from how long my commute is, or just from general fatigue, and I have to physically pull myself out of those valleys during the course of a given day.  It might entail dragging my feet down a different side street on the walk into work, or noticing a new set of flowers growing outside my window, or just paying attention to the crazy squirrels that dash around chasing after each other on a daily basis.

Paying close attention to details isn't something new to me (just ask my sister), but diverting my attention to new details really does help change my attitude and gets me out of the treacherous cycle that routine can often dump us into.


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