Be Happy!

I read today that “whatever you love to do, do a mini version of it every day” or something close to that.  Doesn’t your day get better when you take a few minutes to do something you love? Something that makes you happy? Even for a few minutes? Do it tomorrow.  What do you love to do? Read?? Make time to read a chapter of a book or a few magazine articles.  Talking to friends? Call your bff! Being outdoors? Running? Gardening? Do it–even if you don’t really have time.  Take 15 minutes to enjoy what you enjoy.  It will make your day that much better. By the way, time outdoors keeps me off antidepressants.  I’m not even kidding. Seriously. Sometimes, I just sit there on my porch…..I may read, or I may just sit. Soaking up the sun.

Tomorrow, I will spend a few minutes outside and enjoy my cup of coffee. And probably run by Starbucks.  (because while I like coffee, I LOVE their coffee!)  What about you…what will you do? What brings you joy??

I’ve Got The Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down In My Heart

Now that you’re singing that song, we’ll get right to the jist of today’s post;)

What brings me joy? Well, I’ll tell you….

drinking coffee, reading a good book, watching my boys play (or do anything, really), watching funny movies, being at the beach, talking with a friend, holding babies, sleeping late, digging in the dirt, spending time with my husband, getting ready for my baby girl to come home, talking about adoption (not just mine, anyone’s!), dreaming of ways to live differently…

Finding joy in your life can be hard if things are just not going the way they should.  I’ve been there. Sometimes, it’s more than a change of perspective, but often times, it’s just that. Purposefully focusing on things that bring you joy and peace.  Even when it’s not easy.

What about you?  Can you find joy easily or do you struggle to uncover it? It’s there, I promise.  Keep searching for it.

You can read what my blogging friends say about their joy on Holley’s blog–go take a peek!  Share your joy with someone today!