How can you find joy in your crummy life?

    How can you find joy in your crummy life?

    If you’re in a hard place right now, your joy may seem like it’s hiding–or gone. I understand. But it’s still there, I promise, just waiting to be resurrected. And to help with that, it’s with great excitement that I let you know about my...
    Where is your joy hiding?

    Where is your joy hiding?

    Probably right under your nose. You might, however, want to avoid beating the bushes for it in a place that’s obviously designed to make you happy. I have heard more than one parent raise a voice at the kids at Disney World, saying something like,...
    What about the backstory?

    What about the backstory?

    Remember Chewbacca Mom? When I first saw the video, I thought she was just a crazy lady (a kindred spirit, to be sure) having some fun. Then I read her backstory of her current joy in spite of her background of homelessness, sexual abuse, feelings of worthlessness,...
    Who are your heroes?

    Who are your heroes?

    So. Amid news of plane crashes, companies in crisis, the threat of nuclear war, confusing messages from world leaders, disturbed people opening gunfire on innocents and driving cars into crowds… Not to mention worries about the loss of mind and health, worries...
    Could you give someone a little (or big) thrill?

    Could you give someone a little (or big) thrill?

    For it is in giving that we receive…(Saint Francis of Assisi)  I am not entirely sure that the Good Friar had the gift of a Harley ride in mind when he said this. However, I’m inclined not to rule it out. Gift giving is tricky business, as you...
    What’s left behind?

    What’s left behind?

    This post may or may not be for the neat freaks amongst us. And for all you slobs out there, consider it a permission slip to celebrate your authentic self, and join me in this liberating declaration: Cleaning up is highly overrated. Because I’ve found that leaving a...

    Make a Joy Box for Someone You Care About

    Know someone who’s going through a tough time right now or want to celebrate some goodness happening in a friend’s life?

    Get some ideas for making a joy box that will definitely brighten the day--and maybe even the life--of someone you care about. I’ve saved you the headspace of trying to “think up” a special gift of encouragement.

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