It is that time again. Every month I chronicle those everyday things that give me comfort or offer a place of reflection or joy. Here are my everyday delights for October:

1.  This framed picture: Happiness is writing your own story.

I found this frame this past month at a local Hallmark store. It sits on my nightstand and every time I glance at it, I smile. I am so grateful that everyday I possess the opportunity to write my story.



2. This photo: Birthday Surprise for my  Sister

I planned a birthday surprise for my sister in October. We booked tickets for my brother-in-law’s wedding and we decided to fly in early to surprise my sister on her actual birthday. We hid in her house and as soon as she came home from work we yelled, “Surprise.” This picture is during our dinner together. I love these ladies. They accept me unconditionally.



3. This course: Writing Naturally by Corinne Cunningham

As a writer, I am always trying to find ways to improve my skills and participate in workshops that will enhance my writing. I loved taking Corinne’s class in October. I rekindled my passion for free writes and fiction. I love learning and am grateful that I can always be a student. I encourage all writers to take Corinne’s class. Click here to find out more information on her course.

4.  This song: Shake it Off 

Some of you maybe surprised that I listen to Taylor Swift. Her recent song is so uplifting, its become an anthem for those days that I need a boost of energy. There is so much we can choose to shake off, right? Sometimes we need a hearty reminder. That’s why I love this song.


What delighted you in October? Would love to hear from you.