“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
You know that moment when you’re witnessing the most mundane thing—
A beautiful sunset on your evening walk.
Or your toddler handing you a crushed flower they picked for you.
A loved one you missed walking through the door.
Relaxing into your favorite corner of your couch with a cup of tea.
Climbing into bed with fresh sheets.
Those tiny small moments that sneak up on you but make you stop to say, ‘This feels good. This is beautiful.”
I call those moments #PopsOfJoy.
And truthfully, I’m LIVING for those moments right now.
I’m actively seeking pops of joy and I think you should, too.
This long weekend, I want to remind you to really settle in and absorb those moments.
And really, if you find that you aren’t experiencing any, create that shit. We don’t have to wait for JOY to find us. If we did, we’d be sitting around for a long time.
Need some ideas?
— create a playlist that reminds you of your childhood
— call a friend or family that you’ve been meaning to catch up with and who’s guaranteed to bring the laughs
— bake, using a new recipe
— rearrange a room, or add new curtains and pillow covers to give it a fresh, new feel
— visit a local nursery and buy a new indoor plant
— get outdoors with your family for a walk or bike ride
— have your morning coffee or tea out on your porch
If you capture #PopsOfJoy and post to social media this weekend, be sure to use the hashtag and tag us at WeColorOutside.