Day 4 Nature Series

“We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert


For a while I abandoned delight from my life.

Thinking it can’t be all that important if I was having so much fun and joyous relish in life! Thinking it wasn’t unnecessary in light of more solemn and strenuous callings in life. Thinking that people don’t actually take a delighted person very seriously, anyway.

Oh, how very wrong I was.

A pinch of delight is like a coursing river of joy to the soul.

It is what makes the mountain worth climbing. It is what protects us from the dark cynicism that swirls thick and furious around us. It is what gives us wings when we forget we can fly. It is what heals us in the midst of so much brokenness.

Risk delight. Be stubborn about it. Be uncompromising in finding delight in your everyday. It is there. A gift from the Universe.

Live in vibrant delight.