When I was growing up, we called my parent's closest friends "Aunt" and "Uncle." By default, their children, our friends, were our cousins. We've just finished our trip in Savannah with one of our dearest friends. You know - the kind where both of you (you and your spouse) actually enjoy equally both members of the other couple. We try to get together as often as we can, even vacationing one long weekend a year together. Leaving their "cousins" was so sad for our boys. They hugged and started planning the next visit. It was so sweet. And I found such joy in their "cousin" bond.
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.