Simple Joys

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Like the rest of the world, I watched the video of the “Happy Chewbacca” and laughed until tears poured out of my eyes. If you missed it or just want to enjoy it again, I’ve added it below.



Besides how hysterically funny she is, I think her delight in that silly mask struck a chord with so many of us because sometimes our days can feel stressful or we are so busy running around trying to keep up with demands on our time, we don’t often enough slow down to take a deep breath and let ourselves delight in anything!

When we are always so distracted and stressed by too many things, we aren’t likely to look for an opportunity to create, experience or share the simple joys of this moment.

Creating a simple joy can be something as easy as taking a moment to cut spring flowers from the yard (or grab a inexpensive bouquet from the grocery store) and set them in an empty pitcher on the table. It’s such a little thing, but when I have flowers on the table I find myself shutting out the distractions and just lingering on their beauty many times a day. I can’t help but feel more joy in their presence.

A bouquet is a gift you can give yourself that will keep bringing you back to the present to remind you to embrace and enjoy what’s beautiful in your world right now. They perk up the mood and bring delight to even a dreary day.

Simple joys are contagious and multiply, they make you want to share or create more of it around you. They are worth EVERY PENNY!

Make Room for simply being present without distraction
What is one thing you could make room for in your home or life, even right this moment, that would inspire you to be present and embrace more joy? How could you share that joy with someone else?

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