When Did I Experience Joy This Week?


Today is day 6 of 30 questions for self discovery; the prompt for today was 'when did I experience joy this week

This is going to be one of the few posts that I haven't taken straight from my journal; simply because I want to focus on the present. I want to show you the things that have brought me joy this week, rather than sharing things that brought me joy a week or two ago. 

I'm going to admit that at first, this question stumped me a little. Joy? I'm not sure I experienced 'joy' this week. I realise this is because I have this view about joy is, that it is above just plain 'happiness' as if it's more euphoric or something... happiness on speed, I guess? Then thought about all the things that made me smile, made me happy, and brightened my day a little, and I realised I experienced joy a lot this week: 

  • Catching up with my youngest sister and her boyfriend for brunch.
  • Seeing a Husky outside a cafe. 
  • Sitting down, and knitting. 
  • Playing a video game I had been wanting to play for ages. 
  • Reading a terribly trashy novel from an author I can't get enough of (I found the book a  secondhand store too, which was a bonus). 
  • Listening to music. 
  • Lighting candles and incense to help unwind and chill out after a really shitty day. 
  • Setting up this blog. 
  • My Astral Collective box arriving and getting stone (labradorite, that was meant for me). 

I am starting to realise that as with gratitude, the things that bring me joy, don't need to be big. It can be as small as seeing a dog outside or having coffee in the sun. This realisation has really helped me be more mindful, present and in the moment. I am so grateful to be learning, and growing; it's been great.