Delights of the Day for the Week

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.

My 15-year-old daughter wanted to spend time with me on Thursday. Yay hooray! My idea of a good time is going to a museum or a park. Her idea of a good time is going to the mall. We went to the mall but hunted for a rainbow, which made it more fun for me and gave birth to a conversation about indigo that you wouldn’t have every day. The best part, of course, was spending time together

Photos of the rainbow we found.

Here’s our rainbow (photos: Alexis Jenson)

How can you add adventure to the every day?

Some delights from this week:

!!! a goldfinch (and its reflection) sipping from a puddle
!!! people celebrating the Polish Festival
!!! a child singing loudly  in Target
!!! vine tendrils reaching toward the sun and swaying in the breeze
!!! Andrew Lustig

!!! rainbow hunting at the mall with Alexis 

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