Yesterday, I was driving to my husband’s work to pick him up when I suddenly realized: I am sad today.
Why are you sad today? I asked myself.
I don’t know, I said back.
Lately, I haven’t been listening to music in the car anymore. I haven’t been watching TV, either.
Ever since my baby died several months ago, I have wanted to honor my time on earth by listening to my heart instead, and to the quiet.
And, maybe, to her.
So, if she can hear me, I talk to her.
And so, yesterday, I decided to talk to her.
And something—whether it was her or something else—told me what I wanted to know.
It said, “You are sad because you didn’t get enough sleep.”
And I said, “That’s okay. I will get extra sleep tonight, then.”
And that was all it was.
And for the rest of the day, I felt good.
So. My happiness tip for the day: stop the little sadness before it gets too big.
You’ll be glad you did.