1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture: She takes great delight in her job.
2. something that gives great pleasure: The dance was a delight to see.
–verb (used with object)
3. to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly: The show delighted everyone.
–verb (used without object)
4. to have great pleasure; take pleasure: She delights in going for long walks in the country.
One thing I love about the Thanksgiving holiday is that all of the hustle bustle, fuss and, yes, stress is over after just the first day, leaving a long weekend afterward to enjoy.
While my family and I had a lovely Thanksgiving, I found myself delighting in a number of things during the days following Thanksgiving, as well...
I delighted in my barn water unfreezing:
I delighted in needing to take my big farm coat off because I was too hot:
I delighted in a really, really big egg from one of my girls:
I delighted in my youngest nephew, Gabriel, coming for a visit. Full of energy and enthusiasm, this boy is really good at telling me what he'd like to do next. After a good night's sleep, he was thinking about breakfast:
I delighted in hearing him tell me a (really long) story about his truck and car convoy/parade.
I delighted in watching him concentrate very hard on painting a small holiday ornament:
I delighted in photographing him eating an apple. (Though I think he merely tolerated this particular activity for my sake):
I delighted in playing a rousing game of dinosaurs:
and...I delighted in a bit of extra help in the barn:
All holiday weekends should be full of delights like these, don't you think?