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.