With these words, poet Emily Dickinson suggests that happiness often depends on living in the moment — and reminding ourselves that life itself is bound with countless wonderful experiences, small surprises, and endless possibilities. In an 1870 letter to her editor and longtime correspondent T.W. Higginson, Dickinson wrote, “that it will never come again is what makes life sweet.” The famously reclusive poet understood that to experience peace in life we must seek out simple pleasures, and find gratefulness for the small joys we might easily take for granted.
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