There is so much discordant news in the popular media, all of which would keep us angry or confused and unhappy if we paid constant attention to it. And there is also so little time for us to spend time focusing on what is infinite and eternal and really important about being alive. Don't let yourself get caught up in the day-to-day turmoil which will never go away. Your time to live happily is short, and doesn't depend on the rest of humanity, the rest of the universe, or what will come after you are dead. Here are several points of reference to drive that home.