Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of the phrase: “Does it bring you joy?”
I’ve been trying to declutter my life. Twenty eight years of living in one house and two grown-up kids make for a lot of clutter. When not overcome by the magnitude of it all, I’ll blitz a room and throw everything out. “Does it bring you joy?” quickly turns into “Have you used it recently?” and “Do you even remember when last you did?”
If the answer is “No, No and No” – Straight into the bin!
Turns out that things rarely give me joy.
For this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge I ask you to share a photo deplicting SIMPLE JOYS.
Maybe it’s a picture of something that brings you joy. Or a portrait with an expression of joy. Or a place or time of joy. It’s your choice. Here are some of mine.
In this photo, a little monk delights in the unexpected pleasure of finding cake in the daily ration of alms.
In a Dempasar market, these joyful sisters are caught laughing out loud.
If you’ve ever had a sibling, you’d know the simple pleasure in keeping something that your brother would rather have.
Joy is not limited to humans either. Can any dog resist a day at the beach with the biggest stick ever? Anyone for a game of catch?
I look forward to seeing your interpretations of SIMPLE JOY.
Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below, so that I and others can find your response.
This week’s challenge for SIMPLE JOYS goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.
Toronto, Canada. February 2020