I received a message this morning from a fellow blogger, Egmont@ Four Seasons in a Life. It was in response to a post on my other blog In One Place. The topic, 'Choose Happiness', is the ways in which we find joy in life. Egmont refers to the single moments that bring us joy. It reminded me how much joy we obtain from the simplest pleasures in life. With that thought I was inspired to take a walk this morning to one of my favourite spots and there I sat on a bench, alone, taking in the moment as Spring unfolded around me. I just wanted to share this message as I found it a wonderful way to start the day and hope that it inspires you to seek out a joyful moment or two as well. Thank you Egmont for your very thoughtful response. I appreciated all that followed :)
It is a challenge to be happy as we find our way of life disappearing, but then I confess, I find single moments throughout the day a blessing.
Listening to the sound of birds at the feeder, or hearing the tapping on a trunk of wood and knowing it is the first time I have heard the woodpecker this year, to watching the a few flowers open up under a cool sunlight, these are the things that bring me happiness when I am alone.
If we measure the little moments, the few unexpected moments out of the blue from our routine we spend with a child, are priceless.
Image via Claire Murray
Post note: See Wednesday post at In One Place