There are good days and there are bad days. But the magic of being a human is that the simplest moments of joy can instantly transform the worst day into the best one. Just the other day I woke up emotionally feeling like a pile of garbage. It was one of those days where nothing went right—I locked myself out of my apartment and couldn’t pay for a locksmith because earlier that morning, my bank called me letting me know that they’d noticed some fraudulent activity and had to freeze my account. I took a walk around the block to clear my head and then in a laughably clichéd, universe-kicking-someone-while-they’re-down type moment, a car zoomed straight into a puddle I happened to be walking past, drenching me in nasty gray water. But just as I started to rapidly sink lower and lower into doomer-mode, a pack of feral kittens frolicked toward me out of nowhere, surrounded my feet, and looked up at me with big adorable eyes. I scratched each one on the head and they purred and rubbed their cheeks against my ankles. Still locked out of my house and covered in dirt, my heart swelled with pure joy.