My grandmother loved cardinals. When she died I kept a needlepoint picture she had done with a cardinal on it. Because people know that I have adopted her love of cardinals I now received gifts that have cardinals on them. A few years ago, my husband bought me a beautiful bird feeder and set it up just outside our kitchen door. The door has a window so I can look out there while I'm cooking or cleaning up. We always have plenty of birdseed in it, especially the kind specifically designed to attract cardinals. That is, until a few months ago. We were so busy with guests and the holidays I kept forgetting to refill it. When I finally did the birds came back but not my sweet cardinal family. It has taken about three weeks but they came back! I am joyful that my cardinals are home again!
A friend once told me that she tries to find joy in every day. But some weeks it's hard. A whole week without finding joy? That is so sad. I find joy in EVERY day. Or so I think. So I'm testing myself. I am challenging myself to find joy in every single day. Without fail. I will post joy every single day to prove it to myself, to inspire others. Just to see if I can do it. Small bits of joy. Large, monumental moments of joy. But joy is what you will find here.