I lingered in bed this morning listening to Noelle McCarthy talk with Dr Rick Hanson who has written a book entitled 'Hardwiring Happiness'.
While listening I had, not quite an epiphany, but certainly a greatly pleasing scientific confirmation of a strongly-held personal philosophy of mine. In a nutshell: that taking the trouble to notice and remember Good Stuff makes you happier. Apparently it also grows part of the brain, which in turn makes it easier to keep doing. Which in turn makes you calmer, happier, more able to deal with stress and bad stuff, and as a nice bonus, you live longer.
Afterwards I got up and, standing on my back porch, it seemed the clouds were scudding only just above the tops of the trees in my back garden. I felt I could have touched them.