Happiness and Clouds

Imagining clouds as shapes is a traditional childhood game. You look into the sky and imagine dragons and seahorses while disagreeing with a neighborhood kid that a particular cloud is a dog and not a superhero. Unfortunately, our imagination is not as vivid in adulthood as our mental band-width is occupied with worries our children and playing bills. The good news is that the cloud game can be applied to worries. When worries or troubling thoughts take up your band-with or pop-up during inconvenient times during the day you can pretend that these thoughts are just clouds passing through your mind. They enter one ear, float across your head, and exit through the other ear. Instead of seeing elephants in the clouds, you can put your worries on clouds and let them float out of your mind.