Ordinary joys

Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

One of the first things I remember learning about happiness is that one of the secrets to it is being able to derive joy from small, ordinary things, so I love this prompt extra. [...]

Five minutes of memories

Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

Knowing that things were finally over in my relationship, for real, for good, and the onrush of creative energy that came in the midst of the grief

Asking [...]

Two things we cannot do

We we hear about gratitude, there are two practices that come up over and over again. The first is reminding ourselves of the the tremendous gifts that most of us take for granted in our lives: we have shelter, food to eat, family and friends. The other is cultivating the habit of noticing [...]