Sunday, July 08, 2012

Day of Joy

Every now and then I decide to have what I call a "Day of Joy." On a Day of Joy, I set aside mundane tasks and focus on things that bring me joy.

There are only two rules for a Day of Joy: 1) set an intention to make joy the focus of your day, and 2) do things that bring you joy.

A Day of Joy does not have to be complicated or involve anything wildly out of the ordinary. It might not even involve leaving the house. Hanging out in your jammies watching movies, playing Scrabble, and eating ice cream could be a fabulous Day of Joy.

So far, my Day of Joy has included going for a walk and enjoying nature . . .

July

Other possibilities ahead are sketching, picking blueberries, writing letters, knitting, and working on my 28 Days embroidery piece. Here it is as of yesterday, which was Day 18:

28 Days, through Day 18

Want to join me in having a Day of Joy? Where will you go, what will you do?

Summer Bridge

If you have a Day of Joy today, leave a comment about how it went!


6 comments:

Rebecca said...

I've got a whopping can not procrastinate any longer to do list today, but you sure have inspired me to power through to get to an evening of joy faster!

savannahchik said...

I love the concept of a day of joy! I will definitely plan one in the near future.

Enjoy your day doing exactly what you want to do, and nothing that you don't!

magnusmog said...

What a great idea. I'm house-sitting right now and my day of joy would include playing football with one of my charges, a big hairy collie called Jazz!

Shelda said...

This is a lovely idea! Thanks for the idea, and for the lovely photos of your day.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

just a beautiful blog post. I love your drawing and embroidery.

KPiep said...

It sounds lovely, I may have to try that myself.