Can you list 10 things that delighted you last month? Last year? How 'bout yesterday?
As you begin the list, ask yourself, "why was this experience delightful?" You'll probably have a viscereal connection to the memory of the experience...your face will smile, your energy will pick up, if only momentarily. You're body connects with the delight.
Late December, husband and I took a tour of a specially designed, eco-friendly home. It's a small home, and it took a few minutes to scan beyond the crowd and take in the new space, but my eye caught something so apparently crazy, I stopped still. What's that? Right there in the kitchen, a swing. Two metal chain links connected to the ceiling with a red swing hanging below. And it was empty.
Not believing fully what I was seeing and wondering if there was a weight limit, I quickly asked "can I swing?" The host replied, of course, and explained the scandinavian philosophy for healthy living includes bringing the outdoors inside during those long cold winters. I pushed others aside to get to the swing and proceeded to stretch out my legs and arch my back. How incredibly wonderful. My entire body was smiling. This body experience was delightful to me.
I want more delightful moments. Daily delights. Outrageous delights. Why not ask for more delightful moments this year?