This year I am on a journey for joy. You can read more about how this journey got started here.
Lacking joy? I’d love for you to join me on the journey for joy?
So, what sparked joy for me this week?
- Mini vacation to Hershey, PA! I turned 30 this weekend, ouch. I’ve dreaded it for decades. And my amazing husband did everything possible to make it amazing. He took our family on a quick weekend getaway to Hershey’s Chocolate Factory. It was so fun! The kids had a blast and we made so many new memories. We played lots of games, spent lots of time hanging out, we did everything that the Factory had to offer and even surprised my husband’s parents at their church Sunday night. I loved the spontaneity of it – and it lessened the blow of getting old.
- My husband! He is the better half in our marriage and he was wonderful trying to my weekend special because he knew I was having a hard time with it.
- Little Hands Playing Card Holders. These little gems are pure genius. Playing card games with little kids just got a whole lot easier. Our kids could hold their cards and play the games without much assistance from us, even our 3-year-old! It was awesome! The cards weren’t being bent, weren’t in mouths, weren’t ripped which means the cards will last longer. The kids weren’t frustrated at their lack of card holding skills. I can’t say enough good things about this gem! If you have small kids and want to play more games with them, get yourself some of these! Trust me.
- Never Unfriended. This is a new book that just released this month and I am excited to be on the launch team! This book is about creating friendships after you’ve been hurt by them in the past. It’s so easy to hide, to run away from relationships, to protect ourselves from being hurt. But we are made for community. I love this thought that encompasses the book – “Would you try at friendships if you knew you could never be unfriended?” It makes you think, doesn’t it? While being on the launch team brings me joy, getting this book into my hands brings me much more joy because this is a book that I know I need. I’ve been hurt, I’ve struggled with loneliness, I’ve watched nearly all my childhood friends leave the faith. Loneliness is hard to overcome, so this book is a must read. I can’t wait to share what I think about it, to share how it’s transformed my friendships and even my view on them.
What sparked joy in your life this week?