In troubled, fear-driven times, it can be helpful to hit pause and turn your attention, even for a moment, to things that fill you with joy and delight. Make a list and add to it frequently. It helps you notice the lovely moments in the midst of dull routine or new-fangled chaos. Iris Apfel included her list in her book Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon.
And Agatha Christie includes her list in her autobiography.
"Fuller awareness of these little instances of enjoyment will give us regular jolts of appreciation," writes Jill Badonsky in The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard). What are your jewels of delight?