Most of us miss out on life's big prizes.
The Pulitzer. The Nobel. Oscars. Tonys. Emmys.
But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures.
A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear.
A four-pound bass. A full moon.
An empty parking space. A crackling fire.
A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold drinks.
Don't fret about coping life's grand awards.
Enjoy its tiny delights.
There are plenty for all of us.
A message as published in the Wall Street Journal (1982) by United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut 06101