There is a lot of bad news about at the moment. It is easy to get influenced with constant updates that can be seen as negative. One way to attempt to keep balanced is to take a few moments to focus on what went well at the end of each day. We take a lot for granted until it is threatened. Briefly reflecting on what we have can help us adjust. Our mind has a natural inclination to look for problems or threats as its job is to keep us alive. It scans for threats. This can get tiresome if we don’t try to create a balance. Big events will seem as highlights and these can be positive or negative. Actually, they are neither until we label them. We miss a lot of little events if we just wait for the big events. The holiday overseas. The serious accident. Small events can also be awesome if we look closely. If you are fully present, something as simple as a brief conversation can be a pleasure. A take away coffee will taste better if you focus on the coffee rather than distract yourself while drinking. “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”. Look for openings to an awesome present in unlikely people and places.