Yesterday while enjoying a slow day, I watched my family (my husband and I have two large dogs and a cat). After dinner, when I'm not working, we go for a walk. My dogs became so excited, very comparable to the excitement someone would display if they won the lottery.
They display this behavior at the simplest things. Another example is when I come home. I could run to the grocery store and be gone for 15 mins, they act as if they haven't seen me all day.
Maybe we all should slow down for a few moments and take thanks for the small things that are important to us, and really, really observe how we feel at these times. Then express those feelings.
Have a great week end! Pamela