I took these photos for the simple joy of ‘delight’.
I started reading Ross Gay’s book The Book of Delights (here) which inspired me to start a “my delight journal” purposefully finding little things in my everyday life that delight me.
There is so much around me, that I don’t always notice. So I decided to each morning intentionally set out to look for ‘delights’.
Delights can be anything, you can find it in something you read, or in the words your neighbor spoke, in preparing a meal, in the bird that just flew past your window. In a memory that just popped into your mind or delight in the time spent with grandchildren…Anything that makes you feel like sunshine on your face. No pressure, no must, no every day, but maybe once a week or twice a month, find delight and record it. It can be in a paper journal or online, whatever feels good for you. I’m keeping a paper journal, my favorite way to journal. Over time you will have accumulated your own journal of delights.
In the end this practice will make you more aware and appreciate your everyday with more gratitude.
What is delighting you today. I’d love to know.
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