The First Joy is Zanshin

Joy of the Day is a project that I began just after my birthday (on July 24). Feeling as though I had lost a certain amount of buoyancy amid this very hard year, I decided to bolster my own spirits (and maybe the spirits of others) by keeping track of one thing that brought me joy each day for a year. 

Joy of the Day 1/365 captures the spirit of the project. It is a stray, pretty word I found here.

"Zanshin (残心) (Japanese, n.): A state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress)."