“Enjoy your day,” my son wrote in an email yesterday, and I thought, “Yes, what a great aim for a day!”

So I set about purposefully to enjoy the day’s offered pleasures. That wasn’t hard, with the perfect weather and spring beauties springing forth. But as I went through the hours I also determined to tune in to my own authentic feelings to determine which experiences gave me the most enjoyment.

Oddly, what topped the list was…sweeping the patio! What? That’s not anything I would have predicted! And I certainly wouldn’t want to do that for an occupation. But the brushing away of winter’s dirt, grit, dead arbor vitae branchlets and stray maple leaves, while the sun warmed my back and bird music accompanied my gentle exercise was truly a delight.

Often it is the simplest and most unpredictable activities that rejoice our hearts the most. What a good idea to tune in to one’s own joy-ometer to see where the pleasure really lies!

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  1. Simple pleasures are God’s greatest blessings.. ………. “He walks with me and He talks with me” though sometimes it is work we are doing, it is a blessing to be able to do these things and for me it is a quiet time with God. Especially when the season’s change, we are blessed to be able to see so much of God’s creation when our eyes are open. Enjoy your day, everyday. LOL!

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