They needn't be big things. Rather, the whole point of the Joy notebook is to capture all those little Joys so that they don't go unnoticed.
Like the pleasure of sitting in the grass and cutting lavender while drinking coffee. Or spying a new flower that's opened.
Or sitting beside one that I didn't know about until I smelled it.
What a pleasure to be painting lavender flowers while smelling jasmine.
Or taking pleasure in colors and textures and juxtapositions.
I felt nothing but Joy when I was packaging a custom patchwork belt I'd made. It looked so pretty spiraled in that box.
It's been taking me a long time to figure out what color to paint my studio. I've taped paint chips on the one long wall, adding and subtracting.
I think I might have decided, but I keep second guessing. I may just have to force myself to pick.
I missed my Monday Joy List last week. I didn't write a separate list from the daily Joys. But I wrote one yesterday and here it is:
- rain, finally
- summer (almost) and being outside
- finding a bathing suit
- garden eating
One thing that I made this week from the garden was a very herby pizza (it's always a good idea to bake something in a 500 degree oven when it's really hot outside! Ha!). I love this photo I took of the pizza baking.
Can you see that I have a cat on my lap and a dog leaning against my back? What's more Joyful than a just about ready to eat pizza and cat and dog cuddles?
What's bringing you Joy this week?