Have you read “The Power of Fun” yet? It was recommended to me by my sister-in-law and I have been really enjoying it!. “Deliberately seek out sources of delight,” (The Book of Delights by Ross Gay) she encourages her readers mid-way through the book. This means that you’re walking around in your life looking for things, people, experiences that delight you, and then label them with saying out loud, “Delight!” This quote from her book describes the concept well (by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas from Humor, Seriously): “When you walk around on the precipice of a smile, you’ll be surprised how many things you encounter that push you over the edge.” Amazing, right?
What are your delights today? Here are a few of mine.
Setting new goals and getting excited about them
Eating chocolate covered raisins (from my secret stash…shhh)
Driving and chatting with a friend
Running past fragrant blossoms that smelled like honey
Hugs from my three boys
House planning with my sweetheart
A hot shower (this one almost always makes my list!)
What are your delights today?