Wake Up Call! – Choosing Delight


Delight presents itself to me in unexpected moments of being present to life.

I did not expect a trip to buy a wok to remind me of delight. The sales clerk, a woman in her mid-seventies, asked if I enjoyed cooking. She was radiant in telling me about her new husband and his love of cooking. “When I get off work I can’t wait to just be with him over a meal before he goes to his night shift” she said.

I remembered a season in my life when delight was less present than in the choices I make now to be present to delight each day.

The sales clerk exuded a playful joy about simple moments of delight and pleasure present in everyday meals and conversation. I was reminded that the ordinary tasks and rhythm of life are where the Universe grabs my attention.

The result is a renewed focus on welcoming and naming delight as a choice for life. Whether in my dog’s playfulness, a friend’s good news, an unexpected phone call, a wise word from another or watching the sunrise, delight fills me with gratitude for today.


Choose delight:

  • Invite yourself to be present and aware of it each day

  • Name and give thanks for the daily experiences of delight

Notice how your life is enlivened by choosing the circle of delight each day.

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Written by Robert Taylor