Here’s the ultimate example of finding beauty and magic at work! Yesterday, my friend forwarded me an email from her husband, who was delighted to share his snacktime discovery. He had opened up a mini bag of M&Ms at his desk and noticed it contained just the right amount of each color to create a little candy pyramid. He took a picture with his phone and sent it to her, clearly tickled by his finding.

I happen to know her husband doesn’t particularly love his job and dreams of one day leaving The Land of Cubicles. That can make it all the more difficult to notice everyday beauty, when you’re just trying to get through the day. But look what he did here! Rather than just absent-mindedly stuff a handful of candy into his mouth (which is typically my preferred way of consuming M&Ms), he took a moment to look at the vivid colors and noticed the emerging pattern. And then he took a picture of it, knowing that if it brightened his day, it would likely brighten others’. Sure enough, the photo made his wife smile, so she forwarded it on to me, and now I’m sharing it with you! What a sweet ripple effect. See how easy it can be to add magic and meaning to your days? It’s all right there, right under our noses (or in a little bag of candies), just waiting to be discovered.