Moments of Joy
Joy seems to be a hot topic. It seems we shouldn’t be striving for ‘happiness’, just moments of joy.
What a relief!
I have read this week about the joy Nigella Lawson gets from ‘the perfect bit of bread and butter, blue sky and fresh, crisp, clean sheets’ (so getting her).
I have listened to a TED talk about joy in interior design which describes the moments of joy given to us by the use of bright colours, round objects, animals and even ice cream cones.
Then of course, the radical decluttering guru Marie Kondo – who has sold millions of copies of her book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ – talks about discarding items that don’t bring us joy.
I get the logic of that too.
So what is joy? The dictionary defines it as ‘great pleasure or happiness’.
Have a think, what brings you moments of joy?
These are some of my things – the sight of the ocean, flowers, being organised, a text from a friend and ice-cream – not in a cone but in a little cup. Pretty simple.
I am going to be mindful to bring a few moments of joy into my life every day. Maybe it could work for you too?
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