Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”
I was checking blog posts from favourite bloggers tonight when I came across Joanne Goddard’s of “A Cup of Jo“.
She asked the question: What makes you come alive?
It really stopped me short and made me think.
She included Mary Oliver’s famous words (words really to live by!)
Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.
SOL is just that – telling about something we have paid attention to.
Joanne’s shared a list of things that brought her joy and encouraged us to do the same – to list the things that make us feel, or come alive.
Here’s my list:
*Hearing my granddaughter laugh
Seeing her discover something new
Hugs and kisses
Snuggling on the couch
Talking with my husband, kids and grandkids
Looking at pictures of family & friends on Instagram & Facebook
Walking along the beach with water lapping my feet, looking for shells
Playing cards with friends
Getting lost in a good book
Hearing my favourite music
Being caught up ion a mesmerizing stage play
Seeing a beautiful sunset, in an array of colours
There are so many things to notice, relish, to enjoy – that fill you with joy. You just have to keep your eyes open!