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.
The good news is I have been diligent in keeping my log of daily delights. The bad news is I have been reviewing my day and finding in it the least objectionable activity to label as a delight. Sometimes the activity really was a delight and sometimes it was the best of a dreary slog.
So today, as I review this week’s list, I am making a commitment to premeditated delight for the week ahead. Part of this means choosing to do things I believe will be fun. The other part is bringing a positive attitude to each activity.
Here I go…
My delights for this week:
Two churches met for a picnic. I appreciated people gathering with the assumption of goodwill
Got a haircut from my sweetie and felt cared for.
Received a phone call from someone who wanted to share good news. I’m happy to be a confidant.
Discovered and shared “a letter to my dog.” Lovely phrasing and authenticity.
My daughter and I made a spontaneous shopping trip.
I completed something I’ve been putting off doing.
Committed myself to premeditated delight.
May you move toward your joy and find delight in each day.