Top Ten Joys
But if you did, Google has lots of lists for you: public speaking, bugs, heights – everyone knows these, right?
It seems like we could be equally versed in the most common joys people have.
I thought I could make a good guess (it was the theme of our January Treasure Hunt at GVU), but I wanted to confirm with Google.
And the search engine didn’t have those lists at its fingertips. Which felt like a good cue to get as familiar with our joys as we are our fears.
So I posed the question on facebook and got a lot of responses.
Here’s the official tally from the comments on my page as well as others’ who also posed the question):
- Children/Family/Loved Ones
- Physical Activity (including working out & yoga and such)
If we put friends and family in the same category, that gets coffee and tea on your top ten joy list. ha!
And if we put wine in the same category as coffee and tea, it bumps physical activity off the list altogether.
When I did both and compiled the new numbers, that gives us the list presented in the image. (Our joys are so simple, aren’t they?!)
Laughing with loved ones, or enjoying a good book with a kitty on our lap. It’s so simple to plug in to joy.
In fact, if we had a top 20 joys list, we’d also see:
- Hot bath/shower
(Yes, I kept chocolate in its own category. “Food” does not do justice to the joy that is chocolate, as any chocolate lover knows.)
Maybe it’s because it was a public post that sex didn’t get one single mention. Not one. Maybe snuggling was everyone’s code word for sex, or perhaps sex is a bit overrated. I don’t know.
What I would like to know is what’s on your top ten joys list?