52 Weeks of Happiness: List 9 Things That Bring You Joy
It’s week nine of 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling for Inspiration and Positivity by Moorea Seal.
This list is to identify all the things that happened, either today, this week, this month, this year, that brought you joy. I wanted to do mine on over the last month, month and a half that brought me joy. Here’s my video about this list if you prefer watching over reading. The first was seeing my oldest daughter Amanda, who’s 28, really enjoy the Harry Potter exhibit at California Adventure. Seeing her face light up when we walked in was just so magical.
She said, “Every little detail that I imagined from the books and movies exceeds my expectations here.” Everything. It was wonderful. To see her light up and to see her inner child come out and play and to see her literally shaking because she was so happy… that really made me smile. The next is when my kids laugh together. When Amanda, Sarah and Steven all laugh together, it’s contagious and it’s just … when one person starts laughing, the rest follow suit. Has that ever happened to you?
Laughter… we all need more laughter and humor in our every day life. When my kids all are together and they’re laughing and they’re having fun, which is most of the time, it’s really gratifying for me. It really brings me joy. The next is seeing our cat Emma stretched out. Sometimes, you know how cats put their paw over their face, it’s just beautiful. She really knows how to stretch and strut, and get attention.
The next thing that has brought me joy recently is watching videos and funny movies. Next up is painting. I painted a few things a couple months ago. I went to a painting thing with my daughter, and we painted a tree of life. Then late last month, I went to a love and kindness painting party, and it was really calming. Here are a few pictures of my creations.
The next thing that brings me joy is my dog Roxie. She brings me joy all day every day, and I love her, so much.
The other thing that has brought me joy recently were cards. I got some cards in the mail from a couple of friends, Jerry and Jessica, and that, you know, means the world to me. Seeing movies, you know, we went and saw, ah man, of course, oh Boss Babies and ah man, I forget the others, but there were a few movies that we’ve seen recently that were really funny and well worth it. That’s my list.
It’s Your Turn
Here’s my action for you, is to find … for every day this week write down one thing that brought you joy. Then, put it in a jar of some kind. Like, I call it a success jar, put that piece of paper in your jar, and either at the end of the week, the end of the month, or the end of the year, have a big self love fest. Open up the jar and pull all the pieces of paper out, and really celebrate your life, and the things that bring you the most joy.
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