Every month I chronicle those ordinary delights that give me comfort or offer a place of reflection or joy. Here are my everyday delights for September:
1. Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
I am devouring this book and the words about the creative life. This passage in particular touched me: “Most of all, be ready. Keep your eyes open. Listen. Follow your curiosity. Ask questions. Sniff around. Remain open. Trust in the miraculous truth that new and marvelous ideas are looking for human collaborators every single day. Ideas of every kind are constantly galloping toward us, constantly passing through us, constantly trying to get our attention. Let them know you’re available.” Gilbert’s words are worth reading and revisiting.
2. These luggage tags
I love minutiae and found these luggage tags charming. When I retrieve my bags at the airport and observe these words, it brings a smile to my face.
3. My Fitbit
My husband bought me a Fitbit for my birthday – initially I didn’t know how I’d react to yet another gadget, but I absolutely enjoy reaching the requisite number of steps in one day. The mileage feature is also handy when I run outside. This little device encourages me to stand up and walk around while I am writing and motivates me to eat healthier and exercise more.
4. This brownie recipe
I discovered the easiest brownie recipe on my friend Priya’s website, Dough-Re-Me. I made these brownies one week ago and couldn’t believe that the recipe required only four ingredients. I am not a baker, but the ease of this recipe makes it hard to resist baking these goodies every week. Check out her other recipes as well – I am certain you find something you will love.
What delighted you this month? Would love to hear what you adored this month.