I saw a sweet movie which is called “About Time” using the Google Play free campaign. The film helps you to be aware of your remarkable life which is already there.
The main character has limited time traveling abilities after he turned 21. In his family, only men can have such an ability. And after someone in his family is born, men never can go back to before that moment.
The main character’s father also has the same ability and he shared some secret formula for happiness with him. One of them is, and I paraphrase, “Live every day again, almost exactly the same way. The first time with all the tensions and worries stop us noticing how sweet the world can be. But the second time, notice the sweetness.”
After he got his first child, his father died. It implied that he could meet his father using his special ability before his second baby was born. After he lost the way to meet his father, he stopped time traveling.
He just tried to live each day one day at a time. As if it is the full final day of his extraordinary ordinary life, he started to relish each and every day.
We sometimes hope for some special techniques or abilities to be happier. We sometimes make blind assumptions as if everyday is ordinary life. But our life is truly extraordinary if we can be aware of it.
That basic essence is a secret formula for happiness for us.