We can learn to rejoice in even the smallest blessings our life holds. It is easy to miss our own good fortune; often happiness comes in ways we don't even notice. It's like a cartoon I saw of an astonished looking man saying, "what was that?" The caption below read, "Bob experiences a moment of well-being." The ordinariness of our good fortune can make it hard to catch. The key is to be here, fully connected with the moment, paying attention to the details of our ordinary life. By taking care of ordinary thing such as our pots and pans, our clothing, our teeth etc.... we rejoice in them. When we scrub a vegetable or brush our hair, we are expressing appreciation, i.e. friendship toward ourselves and toward the living quality that is found in everything. This combination of mindfulness and appreciation connects us fully with reality and brings us joys.