moments of fleeting, simple happiness and playing your best game

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Happiness is never really a sustained feeling but more a sense of enjoying something or someone fully and being in that moment. It is usually something very simple (reminding me of a Carl Sandburg poem, "Happiness"). Wandering through the grocery or appliance store, scoping out different cheeses or opening countless refrigerator doors. Or having a coffee together with someone in the morning, not totally awake, mostly silent, but occasionally sharing some news tidbit or something from respective news outlets. Or "heaven is whenever/we can get together/sit down on your floor/and listen to your records…"

It's past time to elevate the game to a new level. We can all do better than this.

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