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Daily Joys – 17

Well it’s going to be hard to find the joy in this one. I’m grateful the kids are safe and grateful that I have access to so much. Focusing on the really small joys today like the taste of coke zero and the really big joys like the love of my people.

Here we go.

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Daily Joys – 16

Today was a tough day. I woke up tired and feeling off and didn’t recover all day. Grateful that it was a day off and it’s a long weekend so I have one more tomorrow too.

Sometimes joy is harder to access and that’s ok. So today I made a tiny step to make our dinner a bit more joyful.

Light is never a bad idea and always brings joy.

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Daily Joys – 15

Practicing drawing again after a long long time. It brought me joy to finally do it even though it was also hard. Joy and hard can indeed go hand in hand.

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Daily Joys – 14

Today had the perfect mix of everything for me. I exercised, I connected deeply with a good friend, I was productive at work, I connected with people at work, and spent time with my husband.

I also got this tiny reminder to keep joy at the forefront.

The joy of a full day.

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Daily Joys – 13

What a joy to get to see both sunrise and sunset today. The beauty of nature always fills me with joy.

Also sitting at home on the couch after climbing and feeling the sizzle in my hands fills me up with joy, too. The joy of a job well done.

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Daily Joys – 12

I hate driving in the dark and can’t wait for the days to get longer again bland at the same time, I love getting to see the sun rise each morning as I drive my son to the school bus.

Unexpected joys hidden within less desirable situations.

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Daily Joys – 11

I was exercising in my bedroom today when I saw the sun shine through the window and it made me so happy.

It’s been cold here but also sunny thankfully.

Unexpected joy.

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Daily Joys – 10

I haven’t gone climbing for ten days because we usually go climbing on Mondays and Thursdays and last Monday I injured my back so I needed to rest.

It always feels weird to go back after an absence and I am always grumpy about going but then when the night is over, I am filled with joy because I spent time focusing on my health.

Retroactive joy.

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Daily Joys – 9

Thought about buying these earrings for over a year. And the I finally bought them. And guess what? The bring me joy!!

There’s a lesson in here somewhere.

Small joys can be magical.

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Daily Joys – 8

I decided that I missed writing daily and being able to reflect, but at the same time I don’t really want to write in a very public forum. Or at least not in the same forum that I was writing last year. So for now this is going to be in a closed IG account that just flows into my blog. We’ll see where we take it later this year.

One of the things I’ve started doing this year is to meditate more while I’m sitting in a bath. Today I lit a candle, put some bubbles and put on a meditation. It was a wonderful way to do a body scan and relax.

I’m still resisting the word joy a little bit, but I think that what I am bringing myself back to again and again. Is this sense of easeful joy or joyful ease. Can I cultivate more of that?

Joy of water.

#joyfulease #easefuljoy

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Walked by myself to get some coffee and pastry today. It was joyful.

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Still makes me so joyful.