I love candles. Any kind. Scented. Unscented. It doesn't matter. Everything looks so cozy and romantic by candlelight. But I am a bit picky about my scented candles. I typically don't like candles that smell like food. I make the occasional exception for vanilla or baking scents. And I love my kitchen candles. Any time I make food (like tonight) that has a smell that lingers, I light a candle in the kitchen and our bedroom. I don't like to go to sleep with the smell of that evening's dinner haunting our room. Tonight there is the light fragrance of powder and lilac in the bedroom. And it looks so pretty, flickering gently. Candles bring me simple, sweet joy.
A friend once told me that she tries to find joy in every day. But some weeks it's hard. A whole week without finding joy? That is so sad. I find joy in EVERY day. Or so I think. So I'm testing myself. I am challenging myself to find joy in every single day. Without fail. I will post joy every single day to prove it to myself, to inspire others. Just to see if I can do it. Small bits of joy. Large, monumental moments of joy. But joy is what you will find here.