Joy comes from the realization of how special the moment we are experiencing is, such as a simple hug from someone, our pet’s enthusiasm at our return home, curling up on the sofa sipping a cup of tea and reading our favourite author’s book, the sound of out name when spoken with love by our loved ones, of how someone could understand or read your mind amazingly and..
Today’s simple joy for me is: To be able to carry a little pea in my arms for a whole 10 minutes!
Watching her facial expression change every second, every opening and closing of her eyes, spotting the double eyelids, every arm and leg movement of hers and most importantly, hearing her unique cries and cooing her to sleep, giving her as much warmth as I could.
And a little about the simple joys in life…
Stay with the moment and fully experience it. Pay attention to the details.
Remember this. Remind yourself at the time of how it makes you feel and what about it you want to treasure. Think of these moments like little GPS way stations, points in time and space that you want to commit to memory.
Go deep. Great joy can be experienced from even the smallest, seemingly inconsequential thing by going deeper into the experience and not just flitting along the surface of it. Go deep with it, relish it, and store that moment away in your memory banks. These small joys are the moments that make up a meaningful life.
Make a note of it. Journal about it or consider keeping a Joy List and jot down these small joys as they happen in your life. When the world starts coming on too strong, taking a few moments to refresh your memory of the small joys in your life can bring a calmness, centering, and contentment back to your day.
Cultivate moments of joy by doing the things you love. Nothing picks me up and makes me more joyful than tooling around town on my bicycle with a cool breeze in my hair and the sun on my shoulders. Something about it makes me feel free, childlike, and gleeful (ringing the little bell mounted on my handlebars is a happy bonus). Take the time to understand what speaks to your soul and make joy dates with yourself to keep that feeling in your life.
& I learnt this from The Simple Joys of Smaller Living