It is the second day of Just Five Things, a beautiful offering from Michelle and today we are looking at ‘delight’. Like Michelle, I feel that delight got lost somewhere between the end of my childhood and the beginning of my son’s. Not that things didn’t bring delight during those years, but I think, like the excitement for Christmas, there are a few years when it just isn’t the same.
I think delight got replaced with excitement during my teens and twenties, the excitement of new experiences, the excitement of falling in love, the excitement of striding out on my own.
Maybe delight is the domain of the child, maybe it’s the domain of maturity, I don’t know. But, what I do know is that I feel it. It’s a cup of tea in my favourite mug. It’s there as I listen to my son talk about his aspirations. It’s the greeting I get from our dog when I return home. It’s in the lighting of a candle. It’s in friendship.
Thank you Michelle, for really making me think today, about delight and about the stuff of life.