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I recently read an article on Mind.Body.Green entitled “7 Steps to Love Your Life ( And Really Mean It)” where step one made me pause. Author Jennifer Pastiloff suggests:

1. Make a Joy List. I do this in many of my yoga classes and ask my students to post it somewhere where they can see it. Look at that joy list as often as you can and try to get into the feelings of the things you wrote on it. For example, a Sunday cuddle, a warm fire and a book you can’t put down, a kiss, a nice glass of red, a child’s pose. Whatever it is, see if you can connect to that ‘feel good feeling’. Pretty soon you will notice you don’t need the list as much because it will be tattooed on your heart so at a moment’s notice you can reach in and borrow some joy or give some away.

This got me thinking: I want a joy list. So, I made one.

::sunshine on my skin

::going on a walk holding hands with my hubby

::sitting outside on warm summer nights with a glass of red

::the first morning latte

::digging my toes in beach sand

::sharing full belly laughter with a loved one

::tall trees against true blue skies

::meals cooked with time & love

::the ocean

{What would you include on your joy list?}

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