Happiness = Reality – Expectation
Seems like a simple enough formula. One thing that’s fickle is the human that’s running the equation. The parameter that keeps on changing is the expectation part. To expect, in our mind, is to hold on to a fantasy.
The only thing that keeps this away is to make your expectations real. Write it down, talk about it. Or your expectations will just float like a kite without a string.
To actually remember what was good enough yesterday is to not make today’s good enough expectations a way to chase an unattainable perfection, throwing away what you already have for an imagined nirvana.