My friend Casey wrote this lovely post on joy.
At the end she asks this:
What did you do in the last week or so that was for the express purpose of bringing you joy? What do you do on a regular basis to carve out intentional time just for joy?
Her answers range from nail polish to Newsroom to the gym; she has about 20 of them. She is also one of the most intentionally happy people I know. So I started to wonder. Because I consider myself intentionally happy. What have I done in the last week?
I went to two movies one by myself and one with a friend.
I also watched Newsroom.
I hugged dozens of students returning from summer break.
I ate Swedish Fish.
I went to a grad school class (learning makes me happy).
I read blogs.
I cleaned my room and my kitchen.
I slept, alot.
I ran, a little.
I texted, tweeted, and facebooked with friends.
I carved time out of my day to see friends.
My answers when reading them don’t seem as detailed as Casey’s but that’s okay. I am busy, I am happy, and I am taking ten minutes out of my morning to ask you to make a list. Post it as a comment, blog it, facebook it but do Casey and I a favor and find your joy because I know Casey well enough to know that you finding your happy will give her (and I) another thing for our list.
I read about others people’s joy.