I asked the Universe, and it provided—the nasally ending to my cold has cleared, and both E is for Effort and D is for Destination are recorded and popped up onto www.alliebecker.com (link in bio). A word about this quote—it’s so important. I was feeling overwhelmed by minutia today, and it took a moment or two of shallow breaths and rapid thinking for the startling clarity to sink in: nobody is going to check my to-do list when I die. Nobody is going to write in my epitaph: “she was a pretty cool gal, but she migrated too many tasks in the month of September.” In the grand scheme of things, joy is the only thing that matters. Take a minute, rewind the tape playing in your head, and ask yourself, “What can I do, this very second, to infuse my Tuesday with a little more joy?” For me, it’s sending some silly texts cross-country, talking my cooking through with the bump (yep, I’m that lady), and stopping every so often to admire my floral arrangements or watch the hummingbirds. Life’s just a collection of these small moments—and every day can be fun, if you find ways to savor them.