For several years, I’ve been practicing what I call The Delight of the Day. Each day I watch for moments that inspire a strong feeling of gratitude and joy within me. I mentally label the strongest such moment The Delight of the Day. The practice encourages what psychologists call “positive scanning.” I’m waiting for good things to happen and, when they do, I notice and celebrate them.
Here are my Delights for this week:
Lunch at the Happy Gnome – eating (tasty butternut squash risotto) with friends beneath artistic beams and chandeliers watching the bride and flower girls come in and out – warmth within me and around me.
Quilt Sunday at North Como Presbyterian Church. Women of the church gather together to make quilts. Once a year the quilts are displayed and then given to nonprofit organizations helping people in need – artists helping to make the world a better place.
Planning for the “launch” of a new blog feature. It’s fun to think about colors and shapes and sizes and to realize It’s an experiment – trying something new and giving myself permission to change it if need be.
Creativity Cookies launch! –watching something sweet move from fantasy to reality.
Reviewing my productions of the second week of at Every Day Month – trying some new things that involve trust (not an easy one for me) and discovering beauty in the corners of something I about which I felt unsure.
May you find delight in each day.