Bloganuary 5, 2023: What brings you joy in life?

For the month of January, I’m participating in Bloganuary, a daily blogging challenge.

Today’s Bloganuary prompt:

What brings you joy in life?

Oof! There are way too many things that spark joy to whittle down to a single answer. So, I’m not even going to try.

In no particular order, here are some of the things that bring me joy:

  • Seeing my dog, Toby, get excited (because it’s such a rare occurrence).
  • Listening to a song that has well-written and poetic lyrics.
  • Getting a really solid hit in softball.
  • Watching the Toronto Maple Leafs win.
  • Hearing the laughter of those I love.
  • Seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
  • Playing (and solving) the daily Wordle, Letter Boxed, Quordle, Worldle, and Susie.
  • Spending time with my mom.
  • Sitting in the lanai with a hot drink in the cooler, winter mornings. (It’s too hot in Florida, otherwise.)
  • Roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.
  • Cooking and baking delicious food.
  • Photographing flowers.
  • Spotting animals in the wild.
  • Traveling to a new place.
  • Playing video games.
  • Reading a good book.
  • Harvesting fruits or vegetables that I grew myself, especially from seed.
  • Seeing a rainbow.
  • Waking up in the morning and remembering I get to spend the day with the love of my life.

I know in my heart that this list is incomplete. Clowning has taught me that it’s possible to find joy in all things. Joy is everywhere. The worthwhile challenge is to surrender one’s self enough to revel in it.


Follow along and make memories.

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