Delights of the Day (for the week)


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  in my journal and consider their patterns  here. I encourage you to be on the lookout for your Delight of the Day.

I am lucky enough to live a block from a family of bald eagles. They have built a nest in an oak tree along the Mississippi River. The fishing is good and the views are spectacular. Perhaps that makes up for their noisy human neighbors. (There is a highway nearby and a carbon steel tubing factory across the street.) Each fine morning, I spend a few minutes watching the nest. Sometimes I see one of the adults, sometimes their young one, occasionally all three. Yesterday, I watched as the juvenile stretched its wings against the air currents.

John Muir said, “The grand show is eternal.” My eagle neighbors remind me that nature is always offering me beauty, whether it’s as spectacular as an eagle, as broad as the sky or as close as the wrinkles on my knuckle. In beauty, I find delight.

May you find delight in each day.