Sparking Joy

I folded the tee shirt and watched my hands.

They were beautiful as they moved, delicate in the way they twisted and rolled within the fabric. I’d never noticed them do that before. And just like that I’d found a way to enjoy a chore.

As I continued to fold, I paid attention to the creases and the folds. How sweet it was to fold the shirt in a perfect square. To run my hands over the smooth surface of the garment. Another new way to enjoy a chore.

I now have perfectly folded clothes, packed away in perfectly tidy draws and it makes me feel oddly at peace.I have opened the draws several times today, just so I can see all the loveliness again. Does that make me a little mad?

I found a way to spark joy, as Marie Kondo would say, and it reminded me to ‘spark joy’ in more aspects of my life than just the laundry.

Like here, for example. On this blog. In this post.

I might wish you a beautiful weekend. And you might actually have one.

That would spark joy.

That sure would spark an awful lot of joy.

Photo by Ioana Motoc on

By brookecutler2

Liver of life, lover of everything. 💕

3 replies on “Sparking Joy”

Folding laundry is my favorite household chore! Getting to fold all those washed-so-many-times-fabrics-they’re-so-soft clothes and putting them away to be found later on in all their beautifully folded ways makes me so happy. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, too, Brooke! Full of family, love, and freshly folded clothes. Anything that sparks joy is always beautiful.

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Oh, Kat! I am not at all surprised that you’ve already cottoned on to the joyous side of doing the chores. ❤️ 🥰 Just like Mary Poppins says: ‘with every job that must be done there is an element of fun…you find the fun, and snap! The job’s a game.’ 🥰

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