I chaperoned a field trip today for my son's class. A play. At a local university. It was entertaining. A little boring in parts. But I was so amazed at the patience and politeness of his classmates. At points where it was obviously a little slow, a little boring for the age they were all so still and so quiet. And then we all ate lunch, outside on the college campus. And many students walking past noticed us (how could you not?) and there were smiles. Some even stopped to talk to the children. One even commented on how well behaved they all were. I love my son's school. I loved being on the field trip to witness their behavior as a group. This field trip brought me 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.