There are no doubt many happy facts you haven’t considered today, maybe because you’re busy, or because you’re not religious and so unsure who to thank. Counting your blessings is a spiritual practice, which is why some secular postmodernists resist the idea. But it’s important even for the godless. Recognizing relative riches begins by looking inward and has effects that radiate outward. In other words: Life is nicer for you and everyone else (pdf) when you recognize how much is going right.
Ephrat Livni | Quartzy