My "ahnt," my "ant" -- however you pronounce it -- my Aunt is a joyful soul. She has taught me so much about living right now, enjoying spontaneity, not dwelling in the past. She is creative. She is so very, very helpful and kind. She is generous of her time, resources and spirit. She is interested in art and music. She's a bit of a bohemian. When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up to be just like her. I hope I've made her proud. And today is her birthday. Happy Birthday, Auntie! You are joy.
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.