With the ending of Daylight Saving Time, I’ve been noticing that numerous patients seem to be feeling down, more anxious and less vibrant.
I saw that the Fall TV Special (created in 1966) “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” aired recently. That reminded me of the Broadway musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” particularly the song Happiness, where Charlie and the cast sing about what makes them feel happy:
While finding a pencil may not resonate with us grownups, perhaps the smell of a fresh cup of coffee or the sound of a child’s giggle might. The simple pleasures of everyday life are all around us. Just because the clock was set back does not mean we have to follow suit. Look around, enjoy your day and ask yourself what happiness is to you.