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.