Joy is…

#reverb10 prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

I quite like that. “Ordinary joy”. So easy to forget about since those moments rarely leave a lasting mark – which is why I’m struggling to come up with a particular occurrence of joy in the everyday. A Peanuts style “Joy is…” brainstorming session just now produced the following: Just the film you wanted to see, waiting to be picked up on the DVD shelf in the library. A postcard from a friend. A compliment on my baked goods. A clean house. A new bird spotted on a morning run. The smell of a hyacinth when I come home. A nice chat with an old friend. A nice chat with a new friend. A bright morning. Kind strangers. Peace and quiet. Candlelight. A nice cup of tea.

I can’t pick any one moment, I don’t think. It’s all good. Anything you’d like to add? No? Here, have some cheese then:

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