This bento represents an every day moment of joy.
It can be easy to miss moments of happiness. Our minds are often so busy we fail to notice we’re experiencing all the right conditions for joy. So throughout the day I pause and allow for curiosity: “Am I happy right now?” If I am make a point to declare it: “I feel happy right now.”
Doing so helps me to make note of all the times when I am happy each day. Before bed, I browse back through the day’s memories and revisit those happy moments. It’s a practice that has helped me to focus more on what’s positive and wonderful about living, even with chronic illness.