1. One thing I learned in 2014 was how to make space for joy and levity, even in the midst of challenging circumstances or sad times.
How could you make space for joy in the year to come? How could you protect it?
2. Stuff and Things: What products have you discovered this year that you
love? Tell us all about them, and why you love them. Become the
celebrity spokesperson of whatever it is you like!
1. Feeling joy is intentional action. We become so entrenched in our daily routines that we don't necessarily seek more joy, although I believe we both feel a great deal of gratitude every day, multiple times daily. But joy requires some planning, some space set aside specifically for play and pleasure.
We have off and on made time weekly for a play day -- going for a drive or to the mountains or to a movie or something like that, but in 2015, I'd like to make that a priorty day: a weekly day where we leave behind our routines and ordinary pleasures and chores, and intentionally go do something different and fun. That means it goes on the calendar every week, and we make it happen.
Life is short. If not now, when?
2. I like this prompt, but it is going to have to wait. I am behind on posting these prompts, for one, and for another, our daughter's father-in-law died this morning (Dec. 29), and we are reeling from that. So I promise to revisit it at a later time when I can give it the attention it deserves.