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Blogging From A to Z — ‘Delight’

April 4, 2013


Definition: Great pleasure; joy.

One of the things I dont get to see as much in the eyes of my daughters is pure delight. It came so often and so freely when they were younger but I can still catch a moment or two of pure delight from them when they think I am not looking. They dont want be uncool. You know how it goes with kids. They grow up and its not cool anymore.

But they still get it when they learn something new. Or do something awesome.

If I am really lucky I can even still get them on Christmas Day, or maybe Easter if its something super awesome. Thats one of my joys as a mom.

What delights you?

22 Comments leave one →
  1. rebeccadouglass permalink
    April 4, 2013 10:21 pm

    You really hit something, there! Hi, I’m from up the A to Z line (1313 last I looked), and loved your blog title. And I know exactly what you mean about those wonderful moments when the kids let the guard down and show their awe and delight. I also really like it when my almost-14-year-old comes and sits on my lap 🙂

    • April 4, 2013 10:37 pm

      Thanks! My oldest just turned 13, then i have a 10 and 9 year old too… and I have a hard time getting it out of them now but its so wonderful when the walls come down and they just be 🙂

  2. April 4, 2013 11:58 pm

    i think i bore easily, and when im in one spot for too long i tend to get antsy and want to move on somewhere
    guess that’s why teaching overseas has been a good choice 🙂

  3. bronbloxham permalink
    April 5, 2013 4:02 am

    Love the tag line to your blog! Keeping that sense of delight wonderment is hard as you get older but the thing that does are the simple pleasures. I delight in my vegetable patch, seeing what surprises are ready to eat. 🙂

  4. April 5, 2013 6:17 am

    Hi Allison, dropped by your blog from the A to Z Challenge. I’m a mother too, two teenage boys and you’re right about the cool factor. It’s worth persisiting with them though and it totally delights me when they are delighted! I often use humour with them to delight.

    • April 6, 2013 8:41 am

      Laughter is the best way to reach almost anyone. Im a natural nut but my girls wouldnt have me any other way! 🙂

  5. April 5, 2013 11:34 am

    This is one of those times when I would have loved to have been a mum… to pick up on those wonderful moments of delight. I bet it must feel amazing.
    Myself, I find ‘delight’ in so many things, like visiting beautiful historical places or when I get a really great review on one of my books.

    • April 6, 2013 8:43 am

      My children are my greatest blessing of that there is no doubt. I love visitng historical places too and travelling to places unknown 🙂

  6. April 5, 2013 1:44 pm

    Delightful post thank you Allison! Many things give me delight but what I enjoy is when out on a walk and whatever I may have been brooding about (e.g. the A–Z) suddenly comes more into focus when I ‘m not even paying attention. It’s as if the walking and delighting in the plants and flowers, the trees and sky, the clouds and birdsong have taken me out of myself and I then get an aha moment …
    May your children continue to delight you!

  7. April 5, 2013 4:43 pm

    My three sons are all adults and I still get those moments of delight. Lately, the middle one who’d been stuck in a job he hated, was recruited by Google!! They sought him out – you should’ve seen his face.

    Nice to meet you and I love your blog title.

    • April 6, 2013 11:24 am

      Congrats to your young man! Best feeling ever to see them succeed isnt it? And nice to meet you too! Glad you could stop by! 🙂

  8. April 6, 2013 8:09 am

    So sad, but so true. Why do we feel the need to hide our joy once we grow up? So, my answer to your question about what brings me delight? Pure, unadulterated, honest emotion. 🙂

    Here’s my “F” post, and best wishes with the rest of the challenge!
    Your post may have been sparse, but it was also serendipitous. I learned something new! Thank you!

    Here’s my “F” post, and best wishes with the rest of the challenge! — Jan

  9. April 6, 2013 8:45 am

    I am delighted in the the little things of life–a tiny flower blooming in a sidewalk crack, a butterfly drinking from a water drop on a leaf, a child throwing up their hands in joy. Visiting from A-Z

    • April 6, 2013 8:50 am

      Those are some of the best things in life 🙂 The things that are often missed 🙂 Enjoy and thanks for visiting 🙂

  10. April 6, 2013 10:50 pm

    Hi Allison, I delight in my God and the unfolding adventure He has me on. I delight in helping someone else find peace, joy, and solutions. Oh there is much to delight in and, yes, the beautiful twinking in the eyes of my children experiencing their own delight is always a delight. Thanks for the smile. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

  11. April 7, 2013 8:05 am

    Hi Allison, i always praise God that even if my kids are grown, they still candidly express their delights in the small things they are blessed with … i hope to be able to see their delightful responses for more years to come 🙂 likewise, visiting from A-Z —- APRIL

    • April 7, 2013 2:36 pm

      Thanks April! I too hope to enjoy it for years to come and then on the faces of my grand babies should I be blessed with them 🙂

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