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. The more I understand what brings me joy, the more I can drop into it.


On Sunday, the Minneapolis marathon route went right past our apartment. I was impressed not only with the runners, but with the volunteers who cheered them on – shouting their encouragement to each runner (or pack of runners) for hours.

For people like me who spend each day alone, the Internet can cheer us on. This week I was encouraged by many folks through/on the web.

How can we cheer each other along?

My delights for this week:

!!! Saturday I attended a Christian education planning meeting and enjoyed visioning with a group.
 Watched the marathon, those who were cheering, those who were playful, those who were enduring.Everyone making a commitment to a big idea.
!!! The Recorded Voice Of Virginia Woolf– It’s not what I expected. How odd that I expected anything!
 Exchanged email with an old acquaintance and set up a meeting.
!!! Discovered the work of Sherman Alexie. I resonate with poets.
 Discovered StoryPeople and Brian Andreas. Storytelling with art!
!!! Discovered Phil Hansen – more storytelling with art.

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