Delights of the Day for the Week

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.

!!! The scary insight that I want to move toward exuberancesame as above, but because this is internal, it feels Important.

 Making art first thing in the morning –  starting the day gently,  with  mental spaciousness, doing something I love.

!!! 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. 

Detail of painting

May you find delight in each day.