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. [...]

Friendship

How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?

Oh, so many choices here!

One friend has, through her own persistent clarity, shown me how many of my “rational” beliefs come down to fear.

By giving some very difficult feedback with great gentleness, a friend [...]

Community

The prompt for today is about where we found community in the past year and where we’d like to find it in the coming year.

I have a mixed relationship with the word community.

I believe in it, truly, madly, deeply. I believe that living in connection with other people will do a lot to [...]