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8 Ways To Capture Moments Of Unexpected Joy
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Go to the Light. Study the light in your life, what time of day the shadows fall just so, what the local spaces look like at certain times of the day. Light is a magical place to let go.
Make every day a scavenger hunt. With your kids, partner, friends, self; give yourself a daily mission to collect a rock, or find a leaf or smell a flower, something simple and accessible that will bring joy to you and those around you.
Follow your nose. Smell brings on memories like no other sense. Fresh cut grass, a beloved ones perfume, laundry drying in the breeze (Gain Island Fresh much?). Smells bring us back and help move us forward.
Take notes. Carry a notepad with you if you can and write down the various thoughts that occur to you daily. Snap photos of the things that inspire you and then marvel at the results when you put the two together.
Let it be. Only by existing can we experience and fully appreciate the unexpected joys of this life. Live and let live.
Veer off course. Just because you have a plan doesn't mean you shouldn't switch gears once in a while, or go the other way, or take the road less traveled. Surprise yourself and the ones you love by planning for the unplanned. That's where the adventures live, after all.
Listen to the stories of loved ones and strangers. Listen to yourself. Love is listening and the key to a well-documented life is learning how to listen and really hear people, music and all sounds in this life.
Expect Magic. Unexpected joys can spring from a certain expectation that, no matter what happens, there will be magic. (There always will be.)