"Being joyful isn't what makes you grateful, being grateful is what makes you joyful." ~ Ann Voskamp
There is a lot of heavy stuff going on in my life right now. I have been open and real about my battle with hurt and anger. As I was reading through some of my recent blogs, I realized that I hadn't posted much about joy lately. So I've decided to start sharing my weekly joy moments.
This week started with a Sunday off....which meant church and lunch with the kids. One of my favorite things has always been dinners with my family. I love sitting around the table enjoying good food and conversation. It doesn't happen every week like I wish, but I am so grateful when our schedules make it possible.
On my days off this week, I was able to meet up with friends for lunch and encouraging conversation. As a busy working solo mom, it can be difficult to make time to meet with other women. But when I do, I always walk away refreshed and joyful.
I love my kids and I love being a football and cheer mom. Today I was able to watch my youngest play in his first 7-on-7 game as a freshman. Seeing him play a sport he loves makes me a very happy mom.
"Joy is always possible because there is always, always something to be thankful for." ~ Ann Voskamp
As I start a new week, I will be purposely looking for the joy moments....the little and big things that bring joy to my life. Things that I can choose to be thankful for in the midst of the everyday.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.