Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 14, January 14

As so frequently happens, it appears that I'm not finished with the previous day's subject.

What is a treat for you?  How often do you indulge in it?  Do you find, as I do, that it gives a lift to your day?  If it doesn't, chances are it's not a real treat.

Treats shouldn't cost a lot of money.  Nor should they take so much time or effort that they become prohibitive.  One of my treats is to spend a few minutes reading greeting cards at the grocery store.  Because  I love to laugh, I go for the humorous ones.  I find myself chuckling over the clever twists on words and accompanying illustrations.

For some, window shopping can be a treat.  This is not a shopping trip, at least not in the traditional sense.  It is a shopping trip for the eyes and the mind.

For some, a fancy drink at a coffee shop is a treat.  (Hint:  if this becomes an everyday thing, it loses its treat status and becomes routine.)

Experiment with different treats.  See what works for you.  Treats in themselves do not equal joy; rather, it is the anticipation and the wait that leads to joy.

Joy for the day:  anticipating treats.

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