Since I started this series a month ago, I've been keeping a list of possible choices that will ultimately make up all 52 ways.
Looking over the list this week, I found myself drawn to the idea of music.
Does a certain song bring back memories of your childhood? A memory of High School? Or can a simple song on your iPod just make you feel good? Music can have such power over our feelings, it's amazing isn't it?
I know for me, there are some songs that immediately take me to a place and time in the past - some memories so vivid I still get warm and fuzzy feelings for those few minutes.
This week as I hear songs that tug at my memories and give me moments of joy, I write them down and I've been making a "joy" playlist. So from now on, I know when I'm out for a walk or need a few minutes to revive my spirit - I've got a go-to mix on my iPod!
One of the songs on my "Joy" playlist? Every Breath You Take by The Police because it's immediately puts me in a car with a boyfriend out on one of our first dates. I can feel the leather of the seats, smell the cologne he was wearing and remember the little butterflies in my belly. Yes, I married the guy, which makes the memory that much sweeter.
Do you have a "feel-good" playlist or a go to song to cheer you up? Click to tweet!
Wishing you joy this week, wherever your travels take you!
*52 Ways to Joy is a weekly post to celebrate the simple ways to bring joy into your life and those around you. It's about the small moments that makes memories and give us all a sense of contentment in the crazy world we live in. If you're joining me here for the first time, by clicking on the label "52WTJ" you can read the previous posts!