Delights of the Day for the Week

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.


When I lived in California, I learned about snails. We have them in Minnesota – the little kind that live in the water and attach themselves to plants and pilings. In California, big land snails lope along sidewalks and houses leaving shining trails

There are some people who leave trails of joy behind them the same way snails leave those shining paths. I have been enjoying such people this week and hoping I can grow up to be one of them.

Who, in your life, leaves strands of joy of joy behind them? How would you go about leaving a trail like that?

Here are my  Delights for this week:

!!! Jo greeted me like a long-lost special friend. I was so happy to see her!

 Caroline wore a beautiful turquoise outfit from her native Cameroon. Along with her smile, it brought sunshine to the room.

!!! My coaching group affirmed that we each have many facets to explore and celebrate.

!!! Spent time making “I am become sky.” I love pairing words and paint!

 I finished the shitty first draft of my new e-book, Practicing Life as a Creative Experiment.

 James came over to clean my apartment. In addition to cleaning supplies, he brought good humor and encouragement.

 Friends naming a new baby boy “Wilder” reminded me of Zilch, the Torysteller’s advice about naming.


May you move toward your joy and find delight in each day.