As I go through my day, I watch for moments when the corners of mouth turn up and my heart lifts. I note these moments of delight, capture them in my Journal and log them here. I encourage you to be on the lookout for your Delight of the Day.
Our culture pretends that “every day in every way, we’re getting better” is a good way to live. That upward swoop of ambition and expectation can be fun, but it robs us of slowing down and paying attention to what’s happening right now.
That philosophy can also lead to pain when our trajectories are, like mine, declining.
My Delight of the Day practice is most effective when I keep it small and simple.
Here are my delights for the week:
25 x 30″ self-adhesive newsprint and the gathering of ideas they invite
A beautiful scarf I received for Mother’s Day
Spending time with my teenaged daughter
The soft heaviness of a tired body
A friend willing to give me a ride
The luscious, mysterious writing and thinking of Havi Bell
May you find delight in each day.