This is all wonderful advice on finding daily happiness - not in the grand gestures, but the small things that we take for granted every day. Waking up should be something to smile about. Our blessings are immense, when everything is put in to perspective we are all rather spoiled. Don't let your life "take it's course", but instead take control of it. Make the most of everything in your day, be it big or little. Sometimes we spend so much time focusing on the negative things in life, that we let it consume us and blind the beauty all around. If anything, it is most important to remain conscious in your life, consistantly reminding yourself that life is beautiful and you are truly blessed.