Here is an article that I simply must share on life lessons. I highly encourage you to read the entire article at http://www.dailygood.org/story/540/life-lessons-from-56-up-jeremy-adam-smith/. But the short list for living a happy life entails:
1. Life goes on - no matter what happens, we eventually return to our baseline of happiness
2. Count your blessings
3. Relationships matter - a lot
4. Money also matters - but only up to a point
5. Don't compare yourself to others
I'm thinking it would be well worth my while to have this list constantly in view as I plan my days. After all, life is happening every single day.