The Details Of My Surroundings

I'm officially moved into my new house. Everything is unpacked and now we are in the settling phase...the phase where you start to get a feel for the house, the yard, the trees - you know what I'm talking about...every house, every apartment has its own feeling. The feeling of this house pleases me. In a quiet moment yesterday and again this morning I noticed the hum of a train in the distance. I like the feeling that sound gives me.  

"That feeling that sound gives me." That feeling that sound gives me is what? It's a quiet stirring inside my gut that feels right. I practice the habit of finding good feelings in small things. It keeps my mind right and above grievances. Some may think it negligable to find joy in seemingly meaningless sights and sounds but to that I say, "What else is there?" Besides, if I cannot find joy in myself, in the details of my surroundings, no other good can come to me. Like attracts like. If I am full of contentment, it is the end-game, it is the purpose of life because I FEEL GOOD. A happy side result of this is that bigger and even more good-feeling and prosperous situations will be drawn to me. Love breeds Love. Success breeds success. The better it gets, the better it gets. 

Everything starts with something teeny-tiny. "Because you have so little faith, truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." -Matthew 17:20