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.

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.

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