Monday, June 13, 2016

Looking for delight

I know I talk a lot about savoring each day. But it's so important. It's all too easy to sleepwalk through our days, not even noticing all the wonderful things around us.

I like what British playwright and novelist W. Somerset Maugham said, "Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last; but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it."

Yes, oh, yes. Delight. The word is simply delicious to me! Delight. Doesn't it just make you smile, too? Just stop right now, look around you. Or even step outside your door and look around. What do you notice? What do you see? Smell? What's changing? Is the light falling on the tree leaves changing even as you watch? Are squirrels playfully chasing each other around? Have you noticed the bright and blazing colors of flowers in the gardens around your home?

Wake up. Notice. Delight in what you see and experience. Delight in those people who are in your life. We are surrounded by amazing blessings and gifts. All we need to do is notice—and enjoy.

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