The key to happiness is understanding a “good” life is not a “perfect” life.
It is simply a good life “more times than not.”
When we get frustrated about how “lousy” our lives appear to be, it’s time to take a look at the big picture.
Odds are, we’re comparing reality to a perfect, idyllic image of life; which is never going to happen.
Slow down, focus on what’s going well (especially when it seems like that’s a very short list). Take a deep breath. Smile (even you feel like it’s a forced smile).
Then, look back again on where you are. It will be better.