Happiness and mindfulness research has borrowed the word savor. Our human minds have a tendency to race past feelings of gratitude, love, peace, joy, light-heartedness, awe in favor or making a plan, worrying some more, and solving the next problem. In this, we miss the moments where happiness lives. From a spiritual perspective, we are ignoring God. Practice savoring meaningful and joyful moments. Really slow down and feel them. Then hold them in memory just a little longer. Don't beat yourself up if this is hard; just gently try again. Savoring is not being ignorant or ignoring suffering or shirking our duties: It is seeing God waving her arms at us, saying "Here I am! I'm here with you!"
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.