Winter Delights: Comfort & Joy

This is a great time to think about the things that bring you comfort and joy. As the year comes to a close and the scent of cinnamon and cloves drift through the air, it’s a wonderful time for reflection. What were some of your best moments and days this year? Taking some time out from the hustle and bustle of the holidays to think about what’s working well and what next year could bring can really start things off right. 

“The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment.” – Winslow Homer

What truly delights you? Here is an important question to ponder. What small things can you do to bring more delight into your life this coming year? This isn’t an exercise in making resolutions that will soon be forgotten. This is about taking a little time to think about what rejuvenates and restores you, about what makes you happy. When you bring awareness to the forefront and repeat the same question, your brain and heart continue to work on the answers even when you’re not consciously aware of it. A great way to remember to ask yourself this question or any other is to write it on a piece of paper or post-it note and put it in a couple of places so you’ll see it throughout the day. Also, keep some paper or a journal handy to write down answers as they come to you. You know when you are in the shower or driving and suddenly you get an insight or idea that seems to just “pop” into your head? That’s your subconscious at work. Sometimes the answers may surprise you.

I know I’ve fallen into the trap many times of thinking I’ll be happy when this or that happens or if I could just get this or that done, things would be better. But the truth of the matter is things can be better now. You can work on your goals and aspirations without sacrificing today for tomorrow.

So I hope you’ll join me on this journey of discovery so that your life is filled with more comfort and joy and all that you deserve.

Sally Evans is an encouraging guide in leading others to discover their unlimited potential for learning and creativity. She will show you easy and fun ways to master life-changing skills such as life balance, goal setting, problem solving, creative thinking and self expression, and bringing more joy to every day. If you want to figure out a way to spend your time with what really matters to you and create a life you enjoy, check out her e-course called Design Your Inspired Life.

Guest post by Sally Evans, Creativity Coach

About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.