reflect on this year and manifest what’s next
Ordinary Joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
I dislike the word Joy. It’s almost as bad as Happy. It seems that it’s only used when expressing lofty, fake, ironic, antiquated, or religious ideas. Quick, use joy, joyful, or joyous in a sentence describing your actual life—while keeping a straight face. Look at how unpopular the word is now.
This has been a year of surviving, of maintaining, and also of trying new things. I would describe none of these as joyous (or even as great delight or happiness, keen pleasure, or elation). I guess in describing 2010 good moments, I’ll have to settle for satisfied, pleased, excited, content, proud. Two moments that stood out: learning to mountain bike this summer and completing my first radio show.