Bad news gets sensationalized. It is emotional so it pull at us, get reactions out of us. However, bad news is not the common thread of life. It is the small things that happen everyday. It is the ordinary, everyday things that we take for granted. Those things are what makes up a full life. The simple act of walking my child to school, making dinner, caring for the ones we love, laughing on the phone with a good friend and helping a family member out even when we may not feel like it are all things that make life full. These are the things that matter. These are the things that are important. These are the things that connect us and fulfill us and if we are aware, if we pay attention make us happy. On the eve of giving thanks, let's not forget the joys of the simple, ordinary things.