We tend to idealize life. We’re not happy with reality as it is, so we create alternative realities. Often because we’re not able to appreciate the little things in life. Which are actually not little at all.
What are you thankful for right now in this moment? Are you warm? Are you fed? Can you breathe on your own? There’s nothing little about those things.
We’re never satisfied, because we want more than mere survival. We want meaning and significance. But if we’re willing to take stock of what we have and ask ourselves some hard questions about life, we can begin to find some meaning right where we are in the here and now.