For the Simple Joy of ‘Delight’

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.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2021

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Masha

My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

8 thoughts on “For the Simple Joy of ‘Delight’

  1. Beautiful photos! I love the idea of a delight journal. What a great way to keep track of everything you found delightful that day. And it would be perfect to read through on days you’re feeling down. Hugs!!

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  2. Such an uplifting idea to really focus on those small, simple joys and delights, and I always love hearing what others are finding to make them smile. I love that blossom on the tree there, so very pretty. I smelled freshly cut grass a few days ago – I thought I was in heaven! Makes me thing of spring and summer when I was little 😊
    Have a lovely week ahead full of lots of small delights, Masha xx

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