Watching Barbara Streisand's 2006 concert on video, these passages said as an intro to the song A Cockeyed Optimist caught my interest. Quoting from the proloque of the playwright William Saroyan, the message reminds me "to live, not adding misery and sorrow but smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it." At times I do, some times I get derailed. Posting the passage encourages me to "find goodness everywhere . . ."
In The Time of Your Life
In the time of your life, live—so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed.
In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.