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Look for Joy

Posted by lindamartinandersen on September 26, 2016

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Look for Joy” by Linda Martin Andersen


Poster created at http://quozio.com/index.aspx

Last week, I shared a blog post about joy.  Check it out:  https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/nothing-says-joy-in-the-morning-like/

I write lists, mostly To Do Lists.  Whether you do or not, I have a different list suggestion.  Record your joys.  List them throughout the day.  A To Do List helps keep you organized.  A list of joys helps keep you positive. 

Yes, I’m suggesting keeping a Joy Journal.  Suggestions on how to begin:

  • Divide your day into segments such as Morning, Afternoon, and Evening. 
  • Name a joy from one or more of these time periods.  Small things count, such as seeing a hummingbird or getting a call from a friend.  Before long, your Joy Journal list may outgrow your To Do List. 
  • Give thanks for joy in your life. 

Do you have a joy you’d like to share here?  I’ll start:

Joy Journal List from a recent morning:  1.  Created and shared this blog post and poster about looking for joy.  2.  Spoke with my son on the phone.  3….

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

6 Responses to “Look for Joy”

  1. Carol Baldwin said

    You know how I feel about this! This morning I meditated on John 10 and the powerful imagery of Jesus as our shepherd. Gives me joy!

  2. Thank you for igniting my joyful spark, Linda. You inspired me so much today that I wrote a post highlighting this fabulous post. One more thing to be joyful for. Hugs ❤

  3. It REALLY IS the SMALL things that can create joy…spotting a bunny in the yard, a warm greeting, a smile, a hug, an interesting book or idea, basking in nature, and the unexpected kindnesses. For me joy is a daily decision. Even on a bad day, I try to focus on what is good, think well of others and be kind to others. I find that when I give out this energy, it comes back to me in many joyful moments every day.
    Joy doesn’t have to be a fancy piece of jewelry, a big trip… Living in the moment helps me focus on the beauty of life..that is joy.

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