Growing Happiness - Barbara A. Anderson
In order to grow happiness instead of frustration, I had to accept my limitations and adjust my expectations to what was possible. My technique was each day to imagine myself holding a salad plate in my hands as I stood before the feast spread on life's banquet table. Because I had a salad plate instead of a dinner plate to fill, my options fit my limitations and held my expectations in check. After I finished my plate, I could go back for more if I choose. After I finished each plateful, I felt satisfied and pleased both with what I had accomplished and how much happiness I experienced.