Joy in the Small

“Find Joy,” Monica C for Global heART Exchange

Hello there! I am dropping in with a quick reminder for the weekend:

Find joy in the small things.

Life isn’t meant to be grand all the time, and it isn’t wise to spend our moments seeking or waiting for the grander ones.

Participate fully in the small.

There is always joy in the small moments–the way the sun paints the sky just before evening falls, crisp fall leaves crunch-crunch-crunching beneath our feet, a child’s infectious laughter, warm hugs, holding hands while walking and talking through the woods, an unexpected visit or call from a friend, a cozy fireplace, an afternoon nap.

Each day holds many opportunities for joy. Don’t let the “ordinariness” of the opportunities cause you to miss them. In fact, look for them. Joy is certainly there.


About the Image: The “Find Joy” handmade postcard above features the work of Monica C. She was one of my “receive from” partners in the September Global heART swap. Her postcard arrived on a gloomy day, the only piece of mail in my lonely post office box. The card was made with chalk pastels, ink, and a whole lot of joy. Thank you, Monica!

6 thoughts on “Joy in the Small

  1. Lela Moore Gooding says:

    I love the art work and the thought…and above all, you, for sharing. Thank you! This reminds me to be more aware of the virtue of “small” things.

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  2. Keturah Reed says:

    Yes, thank you for this beautiful reminder! I started a practice last year of writing down 5 things I’m grateful for each day. Sometimes it’s a hummingbird stopping by my feeder (this never gets old!), or a call, hug, etc. Reading your blog post this morning will definitely be on my gratitude list for today!

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