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:

!!!  The accordion man on the  Stone  Arch bridge –

We live near an historic landmark named the Stone Arch bridge. I love spending time in the city park on our end and watching the people who move along the bridge. Every now and then, the accordion man comes. He is an older man with a gray beard and  a battered top hat who sits on the bridge and plays his accordion.  Finding him there always delights me  on several levels:

  •  he shares his talent  openly and generously
  •  the sound connects us all
  • his costume and instrument string a silver thread to the past of the neighborhood
 How can/do you share yourself in a way that connects  and delights?

  Another walk in beautiful weather – treasuring these last few days of warmth.

!!!  Grateful I can set my own sleepy schedule – Jamie Ridler’s love letter to the world  reminds me to live with my heart wide open

!!!  Finding and re-watching the murmuration video. Sometimes the world is just full of magic.

   Listening to a conversation between Patty Digh and Susan Piver about gratitude  in the midst of real-life.

!!!  Charles and Mary’s beautifully-decorated house.  There  again were ties to history and generous sharing of talents.

!!!    A walk in the cold – it’s time to rediscover the  beauty in snow and ice.

May you find delight in each day.