Moments of Joy

It was a cold, cold holiday break, and I spent a lot of quiet time with my family.

I found myself actively appreciating the good fortune of having a warm house to sleep in in the face of brutally cold nights, and reflecting on the little things that fortify me, help me refuel, and make me feel fully alive.

Life is full of ups and downs, of intense periods and periods of renewal–it can’t all be about time for reflecting, relaxation and recovery.

But it is worth noticing these small moments, for they can easily be built in to even the busiest of times.

A good night’s sleep.

Preparing a meal with my kids.

Driving on a sunny morning to play a game of squash.

The calm I feel after a yoga practice, or 15 minutes of meditation.

Curling up with a good book.

Witnessing the moment when someone discovers they can do something they thought they couldn’t.

When snow just starts to fall.


Here’s wishing you a 2018 full of small, and big, moments of joy.

(and, to all you email subscribers, here’s wishing that you got this post safe and sound from Feedblitz. If anything seems funky, please let me know. I’m working on it.)

4 thoughts on “Moments of Joy

  1. I was OK with your list of “small moments” until I got to the word, “book.”

  2. Got the new post just fine and really appreciate your “counting your blessings” attitude. There are so many who can count so many fewer blessings. We do need to live with more mindful gratitude!

  3. So glad it worked! I think all the important bits are ironed out now. And yes, so important to remember the abundance we have. Happy new year Laura and here’s to a great 2018.

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