For many years, I depended on planned moments to shape my personal happiness. If I graduated with so and so degree, I will be happy. If I attained this salary or acquired a certain something, it may lead to a fulfilling life. More often, my happiest moments comes in unexpected bursts. These everyday delights creates my personal arc of feeling content and joyful. Once a month I will share some of my everyday delights. Here is what’s caught my attention this month:

 

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This paperweight. Given to me by one of my closest and dearest friends. It occupies a space on my desk and when I see it I not only love the quote, but think of the friendship we share. 

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This moment. I watched my daughter and mother paint. They both sat side by side with such peace and contentment. I love watching interactions between my past and present meet. The bond that my mother shares with my daughter often brings me to tears. 

 

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This book. Its premise and prose has captured my interest. One of my favorite everyday delights is to read. There is such satisfaction in turning the page of a good book and wondering what will happen next.

 

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This quote. It hangs on my wall. When I am stuck, I look up and it serves as an important reminder.

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