Pencils. The real kind. Not mechanical. Lead pencils. No. 2. Like we had in school. There is just something about a real pencil, scratching a note or doing some quick math, that I just love. Maybe it's the former teacher in me. Maybe it's the fact that I adore school and would be a professional student if there were such a profession. But today I had a use for a pencil a number of times. When I was on the phone I found myself searching out my pencil so I could doodle while I talked. I know. Weird. But I find joy in pencils.
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.