A few years ago when my life felt especially difficult and sad, I decided to like clouds…I mean really like clouds. What I mean is, I decided to try taking something relatively insignificant in my life, yet something I felt vaguely positive about, and just DECIDE it made me happy. Call it my version of the Power of Positive Thinking, or maybe Gratitude, but I wanted to see if deciding that clouds make me happy, made me happy. It worked. Now, when I see clouds I smile and remember that they DO make me happy. It’s a little thing of course; it doesn’t solve problems or rearrange the universe but it does change my brain a little bit, and sometimes that goes a long way towards changing the way I think and feel…and solve problems.IMG_0048