It would appear that 2020 is in no hurry to take it easy on us. Like everyone else, life has been a series of one step forward and two steps back, making the urge to wallow and whinge strong. But we know better.
We’ve learned to look for the things bringing us joy in the little moments. It’s the only way to battle the blahs and look at these months behind us with the ability to remember more than face masks, social media meltdowns and heartbreaking news stories.
So today let’s choose to look for the joy so that we can fight more battles tomorrow with renewed spirits.
Like these new jars I bought to store flour and sugar on the counter.
And the cookbook that I’ve been baking my way through while we’re stuck at home.
Or those small moments when life looks almost normal. Like taking the kids out for ice cream (we wore masks to order). Bonus points, we had the place to ourselves, so I let them eat inside in the air conditioning.
Playing outside – we’ve had plenty of time for frisbees and sidewalk chalk this summer.
Or when I baked chocolate chip cookies for my husband for Father’s Day and everyone agreed they were some of the best chocolate chip cookies ever.
What’s bringing you joy right now?