Katie answered with this: Nellie, mommy found the truth to that statement you made for us all some time ago and it is so true. To be significant, an event does not have to be huge, big, or even life changing. It is the warmth of the sun on your furs or skin...the sound of loppers trimming and cutting bushes, the fragrance of grass, a kitty snoring, coffee making, a family member talking in the other room, a dearly loved pet walking or running up to you. Newly turned earth, anticipation of a visit, a well cleaned home, a baby. Cold water when you are really thirsty. The simple act of waking to another day. All is valuable, and one day will be looked back on and we will smile at the memory.
I just added a little to it for here. The sentences above are what makes me smile most often. The fragrance of outside air as I walk along should have been included. The feel of the sunshine on me as I walk should have been as well. The changing-- however subtle--of the leaves and flowers and surroundings. The possibility of seeing a friend or acquaintance while out. The pleasure of finishing a task...the sudden unexpected feeling of joy that sometimes comes upon you as you are all unaware but then! There it IS!
There are many more things that make us glad to be alive. I do not want to focus on the opposite of that here today.
Friends, family and being of service even in tiny ways are all I need to be content and glad.