I'm trying to get my family to eat more beans and less meat. Typically, a bean dish is sneered at. Negotiations begin and it's a battle to get my kids to eat. Even my husband (who is in health care) will turn his nose up. But tonight? Everyone loved my bean and rice dish! OK. Loved might be too strong a word but they definitely liked it. No negotiating how much to eat before they could leave the table. No "I'm not hungry" and making other plans (my teenager and husband). Everyone ate it. And everyone liked it. Success! And 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.