Don't get caught up in the game of "I will be happy when....". Find something to be grateful for today and the happiness will follow.
Look at things and people like you are seeing them for the first time, try to notice something new. See the intricacies in all of life and be amazed. Live in awe.
Life is not about going from day to day, just passing time, it is about living, about feeling alive. Shake yourself out of mundaneness and say yes to all the vibrancy and color life has to offer. Try new things, think new thoughts, meet new people, step out a little closer to the edge and feel the energy of being fully awake.
Don't just go along because it's easier or because you want to fit in. Find your own path, embrace your own truth, make your own way.
Last night I watched the documentary The Cave, about the war in Syria and I woke up with this song playing in my head. Peace begins with recognizing that if one is hurting then we all are hurting. Allow a desire for peace to guide all your actions today and everyday.
Use this as a guide for who to spend time with, what activities to engage in, what food and drink to put into your body, which thoughts to focus on and what words to speak.
When the clouds come and bump into you, when they block the light, remember that they are just passing through and that this life is just a small speck in the infiniteness of your soul's journey. Try to be light and enjoy life, find the humor, find the joy.
If you spend your energy regretting the past or worrying about the future you might miss the message. Stay present, stay focused.