Renewal of JOY
Life multiplies, and so does JOY. This is my number one lesson as I have been on the #JOYfinding journey over the past two months with you.
“To fix the world is a tall order, but to renew it is not nearly so daunting. The lesson of renewal is that from small seeds big things grow.” (page 298)
Summer can be a beautiful time to consider actions toward renewal and specifically the renewal of JOY.
As we close the theme of JOY + Design, consider what you have learned about the design aesthetics that bring you JOY to others in your sphere of influence. Here is an exercise where you can Embrace Exploration and move yourself from inspiration to application.
What might it look like to tackle a JOY “project” this summer that is specific where you can apply your learning?
The “project” could be any of the following:
- A physical space (rearranging your office, renovating a house, setting up your classroom differently)
- An object (making a present for someone special, creating a quilt, designing a poster or website)
- A collection of objects (updating a wardrobe, creating a gallery wall, moving decorations around in your home or office)
- An occasion (throw a themed party, plan a corporate lunch, host a book club)
- An experience (re-architect an experience you are a part of every year, redesign your morning routine, start an exercise regimen)
Renewal of JOY starts with joy-finding and joy-creating! Thanks for being on the JOY journey with me!
“Renewal.” Joyful: the Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, by Ingrid Fetell Lee, Little, Brown Spark, 2018, pp. 271 – 298, 306.