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My New Joy Challenge

Monday, Mar 14th, 2022 - I found myself driving home from work one evening at my lowest. I don't know what made me think of it but I decided right in that moment. I was going to play a game, and I was going to call it my new joy. Read More »

Redefining Joy

Monday, Feb 28th, 2022 - The expectation of finding joy can be heavy. While you’re living life, joy only accounts for a small part of all your emotional experiences. So if I’m going to set an intention to find new joy, I’m going to redefine it. Read More »

Rediscovering My New Joy

Monday, Feb 14th, 2022 - After reading Chyler’s introduction to  the New Joy campaign, I sat and thought about  the phrase “New Joy” for a little bit. One thing kept standing out to me, and it was the word new. I’d almost always found joy in everything I did, but new… What was my New Joy? Read More »

The Secret Smile Project

Monday, Feb 7th, 2022 - One of my goals has always been to make people happy; to create a positive environment in a room, even if I know almost no one there. Read More »

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New Joy In Simple Pleasures

Monday, Jan 31st, 2022 - When I was a little kid it was pretty common for commercials to have catchy jingles to help sell the products being advertised. The really successful ones became earworms that stayed with me long after the commercial ended, playing on an endless loop in my head. Read More »

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Monday, Jan 10th, 2022 - Family is blood, but family also extends to the people who will sit and cry with you in the worst moments and laugh alongside you on the best days.  Family is the people who are there for it all, and they love you unconditionally through life. Read More »

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