The history of the universe is a history of entropy liberation, which means, simply, that entropy increases. But what does that mean?
Many sources will tell you that the increase of entropy is dissipation, degradation, and dissolution, and they're right, but they're not entirely right. It is a glass half empty/full sort of situation, for along with the dissipation, degradation, and dissolution comes everything else.
It's 28 degrees F here in Santa Fe this morning, but bright and sunny. I just took Cookie for a walk and left my coat, cap, and gloves behind. A half an hour and 3540 steps in the cold and it feels pretty good.