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One Little Word Update: Delight, May 2024

As we approach the end of the month I am thinking about how I documented delight and I want to share it with you to keep not only keep myself on track but also encourage you to look for delight in your daily life.

Now, in all honesty, I probably would not have recorded daily delights again this month since I did that in January and I’ve been low-key doing it every month since. However, the Ali Edwards prompt for May was to “be surprised and delighted” by your word this month. I mean . . . how could I not do that? She used my word in the lesson and I definitely found that delightful.

I used the right hand page of my weekly Hobonichi set up to record a delight for every day. Some were mundane, some were profound, all were worthy of being recorded. Because . . . and this is the one thing I hope you take away from this month’s post . . . recording the moment of delight brings back the feeling of delight. I love going back and reading what I’ve written and having that memory spark the feeling all over again. Laughing with Doreen in the car when we were plant shopping. Watching hummingbirds from my deck. Eating dinner at the dining room table with Dale and Jessica and Jackie. Ordinary moments that would be forgotten in the deluge of daily life are now captured forever in my journal and the feeling of those moments comes right back to me when I read the words I wrote.

Looking for and recording my moments of delight has improved my outlook, enhanced my ability to be present, and filled me with gratitude.

I couldn’t ask for more of this word.

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  1. What a lovely way to document your delights, Carole. I think it’s such a great idea to focus on the delights in life . . . especially when the news-of-the-world can make us feel like there really aren’t any. A wonderful practice! XO

  2. I’m not much for recording things, but you have me considering it if it can recall the feeling of delight! I will be looking for more delightful moments and hope as the election nears, so thank you for sharing your insight!

  3. I agree that writing things down and then revisiting them brings that feeling back… a lovely thing to revisit are things that delight! (a much needed quality these days!)

  4. Awww, I’m so happy to know I was part of your May delights. You have been part of mine since we met. We are lucky to have so many funny and “delightful” memories together.
    Love you. ??

  5. This has really been such a perfect word for you! The best part about recording all of those delightful moments is that you can go back and read them any time to add a little delight to a day.

  6. What a great way to remember (and share) your delights. As others have said, we can use all the delight we can find these days.

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