Finding Great Joy in Tiny Moments – Daily Quote


The weather forecaster says it will snow tonight and into tomorrow morning. I listen to people groan and complain about the inconvenience it causes, the messy, slow-moving rush hour gridlock, and the need to fire up the snowblower. I commiserate with the traffic issue, but my soul loves when it snows. Shoveling the driveway is an enchanting occasion. My favorite time to complete my cherished chore is late at night, while big, fluffy flakes float from the heavens, and slowly settle to the ground.

The neighborhood is quiet. On the main road, heavy-duty dump trucks, equipped with giant blades, scrape the pavement. The plows won’t venture down my tiny residential street until they clear and salt the major arteries. For now, it is me and the astonishing, comforting silence. The snow shovel grates on cement, cracking the brittle cold air as I erase any evidence of the white powder. The temperature gauge hovers around freezing, but I am warm, and I couldn’t be happier. These are the minutes I live for.

What are your happy little moments?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

11 thoughts on “Finding Great Joy in Tiny Moments – Daily Quote

  1. I think the joy is in those moments. I mean, the first Christmas I suppose was grand, though maybe it wasn’t. Maybe we made it that way. And that’s all right. I find joy in finding something I had lost, proving Saint Anthony right again. As was said above, in the first cup of coffee in what often is a quiet hour of the morning. I’m in an ironically privileged place. Since I am a bachelor and an uncle, I find the behavior of children more enjoyable (for it often is) than annoying (for when it’s that), because either way I get to leave more or less when I want. Same with pets for now. Since my cat died after nineteen years of what I hope was a good cat life, I find myself amused at the irascible antics of cats and dogs. It’s selfish, I know, knowing I don’t have to live with that. Oh well, for all the things I do live with that are challenging, disability and wanting more work and such, there are joys inside of that to keep me going. And I’m rambling. Well, you ask great questions. I hope you have a delightful week!

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    • I am delighted the questions make you think and spur you to write such wonderful comments. I believe there is joy hidden even in the dark hours. The darkness just forces us to peer deeper and trust that inner light more.
      There are definite advantages to other people’s kids and pets. Thank you for sharing your perspective, my friend. ❤

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