Joy in the small things

daffodils

I often work in market research. Recently I have been doing brief one-to-one interviews for an organisation. I offered a bunch of daffodils or a bar of chocolate as a thank you for taking part.

While both the give-aways have been popular, the daffodils have produced the most smiles. There is joy in the cheerful colour and the intricacy of the flowers. Occasionally there is a light scent.

Yet, here in the UK at least, daffodils are such an inexpensive flower.

Look out in your week for joys in the small things, often the free or inexpensive. Sometimes it is as simple as noting someone’s smile, even when they aren’t looking at daffodils!

This is Mindful Monday on 3 February 2020.

If you live in Cheltenham or nearby, you can still book for an evening of mindfulness tonight at 7.30-9 pm at the Oasis. Email hello@essencecheltenham.org to say you are coming or with any questions.

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