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.
I need two kinds of nourishment in my life. I first identified them in Dancing with Monsters when I wrote about healing environments: the Mexican market and Japanese tea room.
The Mexican market is full of sensual stimulation and activity. There are colors and smells and sounds and tastes and textures. It’s exciting! It’s informative! It’s inspiring! The conference I went to last weekend, my social outings this week and learning new things nourish me in that sparkly energetic way.
The Japanese tea room is quiet. There are soothing colors, simple sounds, solitude. It’s restful and slow-paced. Today, after a week of activity, I’m realizing I need that kind of environment. I need candlelit mindful energy.
What environments heal and nourish you? How can you give yourself what you need?
Here are my Delights for this week:
My first ever laughter yoga session with a perfect way to live out my kind promise – celebrating each moment.
Finding laughter yoga resources on YouTube enabled me to create a new, fun daily practice.
May you find delight in each day.