Have you come across people who are always happy no matter what? Like if you just see them, you feel like smiling too?
Yes, I know, hardly anyone like that nowadays. Not all the time anyway.
One guy though is always happy. His name in fact has happiness inbuilt – one Mr. Ross Gay.
He did something called a Delight project, which was his own idea.
He made it his life’s objective to look for and document, daily moments of delight. He later wrote a book chronicling his experiences called The Book of Delights. You hear him on a podcast like I did here, you’ll immediately see how happy and delighted he sounds!
So where does delight come from? You go looking for it, and it appears in the most mundane of areas. Like our bodies functioning normally; seeing those around us happy; participating in social activities; spending time with loved ones; playing with pets, or babies; just breathing-in the cool morning air; feeling the breeze on our faces… and you get the drift.
It could be anything. One thing for each day. Just soaking in the delight. Feeling it for every single second of that experience. Feeling alive. And feeling deep amounts of gratitude, for even just having the ability to feel that delight. Wow!