As Alex and I were walking home the other evening we were delighted to come across the amazing sight of a mother racoon and four of her offspring sticking their heads up out of a storm drain at the side of the road. I think they were gearing up to head out for a spot of foraging. Now I know that many in the USA view racoons as pests but I was completely enchanted, having never seen anything like this. We (and they) were in a pretty built-up area, as well.
The experience definitely left me with a spring in my step which hadn’t been there before, and sharing it with you now feels good too.
Even on the shabbiest of days you’re likely to enjoy occasional momentary pleasures, but they can so easily slip through your fingers without giving you the boost that they might.
But one way of maximising their impact is to do as I just have: tell someone else about them, replaying and savouring the moment in as much detail as you can.
Look for opportunities to try this today. If you let them, some things will delight you, so let that happen. Then share the details with someone who wasn’t there at the time.
Tell the story in rich colour and it should be like re-watching a favourite movie.