Most of us expect the large events of life to bring us happiness and joy. Actually it is the small, everyday aspects of life which bring us happiness.
If you want to increase your joy and contentment, start by opening your senses to the beauty around you. Notice the coming and going of the daily sun, the changes in the seasons. Become aware of the sounds, smells, and sights in nature.
Noticing these common, everyday events will help you feel connected to the earth and increase your sense of the wonder of being alive.
Take a few minute vacations throughout the day. Make a conscious effort to spend this time hearing the people and things around you, feeling gratitude, and meditating on the simple pleasures of life.
If you increase your awareness and appreciation of life, you'll begin to see miracles happening all around you. And it will increase your joy.