Find joy in simple things. This is easier said than done but sometimes I do it by accident. Let me tell you about four-way stops.
There are alot of four-way stops in Ridgecrest, so many that there may or may not have been a few occasions where I've come to a red stop light, stopped and kept going instead of waiting for a green, just like you do at a four-way. Well one day as I was driving across town to Walmart through all the four-way stops, I noticed a was smiling every time I came to the intersection. I thought to myself "Emily, why are you smiling whenever you get to a four-way stop?!" and then I realized how great four-way stops are.
Here you have a bunch of complete strangers sharing. I wait and let someone take their turn and then they wait while I take my turn! Isn't that great?! Not to mention sometimes you even have people waving others through so someone else can have a turn when it really was the 1st person's turn. How mature. Just imagine a group of 5-year olds all sharing and taking turns with their toys instead of fighting over them. Wouldn't that make you happy and proud? Well I feel the same way about four-way stops.
I do realize that not all citizens of each city are good at four-way stops, but here in Ridgecrest I'd say we are pretty pro and that makes me smile whenever I stop at a four-way stop.