The sun has got his hat on. Hip hip hip hooray! (What would the sun's hat look like? Would it be a sunhat? Why would he be protecting himself from himself?)
Anyhow, what I mean to say is: sunlight is filling the room where I'm typing this, and it's making me feel extraordinately happy. I don't know why a bit of yellow light can make me feel better, but it can, and very quickly too.
So I thought I'd make a list of all the other things which I (and perhaps you) don't notice much on an everyday basis, but which can make us feel alive and happy...
(1) Being well. When you are well, you don't wake up every day thinking "Fantastic! I'm still well!" You just get on with life. But when you're ill, you can't wait to be well again. And when you are, everything seems fresh and new.
(2) Sleeping. Not the actual 'asleep' bit - you don't notice that for necessary reasons - but the warm, relaxed, snug feeling in between sleep and waking. That bit where you're half-asleep and dreamy and enjoying the heated cocoon you've created while sleeping.
(3) Exchanging smiles with strangers in the street for no reason other than friendliness. Babies and kids too. Having someone say "good morning" to you if you pass each other early and are the only ones walking down a street.
(4) Showers and baths. Lathering soap bubbles, lying in bubble bath, feeling hot water on your skin. And feeling clean and smelling good afterwards, wrapped in a fluffy towel, with your hair all shiny and clean.
(5) Being outdoors, feeling cool air across your face and being able to smell grass and flowers. Knowing that soon it's going to be spring, then summer, where we can lie in a park, reading books, eating ice lollies and having a picnic.
Can anyone think of any others?