Thursday, July 28

A Little Bit of Joy

It is hard to stay positive with all the badness and sadness in the world. There is always something to be upset about at the micro and macro-levels of life: from a fight with a friend to a frustrating day at work to worrying about the debt ceiling and the economy.

To be honest, I don't always live up to my namesake of Joy, but I am trying. I have "Be Joyful" written on a note in my wallet, but some days I am still more like a little ball of hate (which I like to refer to as LBOH) instead of a little bit of joy (LBOJ).

I have found that the best way to deal with a tough times is to try and focus on the joyful bits and try and forget the rest.

Here are some of my joyful moments from the past couple days:

A perfect cup of coffee

Time left in the parking meter

A beautiful day to go to the library

A beautiful, accessible library

A great quote in my page-a-day calendar

What little bits of joy have made you happy lately?


  1. I love your picture-list of joyful things! And let's see, I'll add to that one of my favorite joys: a nice stroll at the park in the most perfect weather, which for me is the temperature and crispness in the air that comes with the Fall season. I can't wait!

  2. Oh how I love this blog post! You RT'd my quote about still fitting into my high school earrings, and I came to see what you are about :) You would love the book "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. It's all about deep gratitude for blessings, good and hard. Today I am grateful for yummy coffee, kisses in a tin for my boy, being fit enough to chase the kitten down the driveway and catch it, morning bed-bug snuggles with my girl, and eyeliner that went on right the first time. Let's keep in touch!

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