It promised to be 3 hours long. Frankly, I was dreading it. But it was for my daughter's sports banquet - and her portion would be at the very end. Sitting there, watching all the other athlete being recognized, seeing her friends -- I realized she was in good company. And I was so proud of her and all the other student athletes of their accomplishments. Students with a 3.5 grade point average or above were also recognized and I was stunned with how many names were called. We also made it to State Championships for the first time in the school's history and placed 14th overall on our first try! This truly was a wonderful year. And I felt nothing but joy at the banquet today.
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.