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.
This week I was lucky enough to meet with three small groups of people. Each included a nice balance between listening and talking. I learned more about each person without feeling like anyone stole the show.
I am in awe of the richness, experience and wonder of each human being around me. Put a few of those together and miracles of interaction abound.
Some delights from this week:
First small group: people talking about how to make the church a more welcoming place + potluck lunch.
Second small group: teenagers hanging out together + me.
Spent the day on writing and art projects – sweet!
Got a couple yards of fleece to use as a fall coat (thus guaranteeing a drop in temperature).
Third small group: people dealing with disability making art.
Trekked across town by wheelchair to see an art exhibit.