It’s easy to find joy in things, like a new pair of shoes, a delicious ice-cream cone, or a beautiful song.
It’s less obvious to find joy in things that aren’t there. Like the lack of an argument, the absence of terrible news, or the vanishing of a headache. But you already know the happiness of absent things. You’ve probably felt it when recovering from an illness or injury.
I came down with a high fever two weeks ago, and last week I couldn’t move at all without suffering a headache. … Continue reading