AdventWord 2022: Delight

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“Nothing in the  world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.”

William Somerset Maugham

For a long time, I struggled with my mental health. A dark cloud followed me wherever I went and sucked all of the joy from my life like a Henry Hoover.

It has been a long road to get to the place I am today, and a huge part of my journey was learning to delight in things again. 

Hobbies I’d long forgotten, and causes close to my heart slowly returned to me like old friends.

I LOVE animals. I’ve channelled my negative energies into the positivity of voluntary work with my local branch of Cats Protection.

I’m the treasurer now!

Very special to me are the feral cats that we rescue, neuter, and make safe. It’s delightful to see them with their new feeder, safe from the cold in little shelters.

Now I delight in opening a new pack of drawing paper. I delight in my studies and the art I create. I take pride in my work and a balanced cash book. The wonderful feeling when someone emails back, just to say thank you.

The perfect tree I can see from my front door and rain after a dry spell all fill me with the beauty of something known or the excitement of something fresh and new.

Of course, I still worry sometimes. It cannot be sunny every day.  It’s not like that for anyone. 

But I have learnt – that’s ok!

During #advent take a moment to pause and think about what you delight in. Why not leave us a comment?

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Marie Harris

MBS Finance & Admin Team

Mindful Business Services (MBS) is a family-owned private limited company that focuses on serving, not fixing or helping. We love helping people get things done to have more time for the fun things in life…

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