So we’re about 12 hours into the new year and off to a good start.
I’ve meditated, taken a walk with Dunreith, and bumped into, and made plans with, dear friends Craig and Stacey.
Aidan, perhaps unsurprisingly, is still sleeping.
This year will be my fourth of doing the blog, and I’ve decided to again have a theme to anchor many, if not all, of the posts.
Last year’s theme was difference makers. I posted about it quite actively for the first couple of months, then lost a bit of focus after starting working at Hoy.
This year I’ve got a new one: sources of joy.
I’ve picked this theme for several reasons.
First, I’ve found that identifying an area of focus helps to be more aware of it.
Second, I love hearing from other people about what makes them most content.
Third, after learning those things, I like to find ways to share those experiences with the people who matter most to me.
I don’t see this as an everyday item, but rather an area of attention that will be present throughout the year.
These can be moments big and small, rites of passage like graduations, the elections of presidents, the overturning of governments, or holding hands with a loved one and kissing a baby’s cheek.
For me, a source of joy that I’ve already had is waking up next to Dunreith, knowing that we’re still married and that we’ve got another day of life together.
How about you? What are your sources of joy? What makes you happiest?
We’ve got all year to share.
I look forward to hearing from you.