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. The more I understand what brings me joy, the more I can drop into it.
On Sunday, I spoke from the heart in front of 100 people. I talked about my feelings. I talked about my challenges and my attempts at solutions. I was vulnerable.
Afterwards, many people told me they had been feeling the same way. I was reminded of the huge power of an honestly-given “me too.” There is nothing more comforting and energizing than finding strength by being real with each other.. Sharing our stories changes the world.
How can you share your story in the next week?
Here are my Delights for this week:
Discovered John O’Donohue, including Beannacht (“Blessing”). Beautiful language revealing a deep gentle soul!
May you move toward your joy and find delight in each day.