I can’t say enough good things about Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee.
It’s a research-based look at the aesthetics of joy, but the information is presented in a casual way that makes you feel like you’re chatting with a best friend. It’s not a heavy read by any means (rightly so, as it’s titled Joyful!) and is filled with fascinating anecdotes.
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Reading this inspired me to make a variety of changes in my own home, including making our laundry room (the way we enter our home 99% of the time) a more welcoming space, with cheerful yellow paint and inviting decor. It is SUCH a nicer way to walk in the door.
I could go on and on, but in short, this book is a must-read for anyone searching for ways to appreciate the little things in life.
The biggest takeaway for me was that, with time, we lose that childlike wonder at things that spark joy for us.
Joyful is all about owning and reclaiming those things which bring us happiness.