One thing I always try to be?
It can be a challenge at times, especially when life gets a little hectic and things get crazy at the Haus of Girls caring for seven kids during the day.
There is lots of spilled milk and dirty diapers and it’s sometimes easy to get discouraged and overwhelmed.
But I take a breath and I look around at all the JOY I have in my life.
I am so thankful for what I do.
Thankful for all I have.
Blessed to be alive.
I feel everyone should take a moment to look around at all the JOY.
Life is short. Too short to be negative and uninspired.
I made these shirts for my girls to wear for our Christmas cards this year. I thought, what better way than to spread a little JOY to all of our family and friends through my girls’ laughter and love for life.
I adore how the littlest things excite them.
Bare feet on a cold concrete bench = total bliss from these three blondies.
Take the time to teach your children the importance of spreading JOY in this, sometimes crazy and sometimes angry world that we live in.
It’s amazing what a simple thank you, or compliment can do to someone’s spirits. Instead of only thinking it, actually take the time to say it.
To your local mailman, gas station attendant, or librarian, to the CEO of a major corporation.
Most people are just like you and I.
Working hard to make ends meet, support their family, pay those overdue medical bills, and feed their children.
Everyone deserves to be appreciated for what they are doing to make our world go round.
A simple thank you can mean so much to so many.
This is what I want to instill in my children.
Will you join me?
Spread some JOY today and tell me about it in my comments.
I will pick one fabulous joy spreader to have their very own set of my JOY applique letters to put on your own cuties.
I will select the winner next week!
Also, I am guest posting over at Mommy Holly today and spreading a little Halloween Joy with my easy peasy Halloween Bunting tutorial. Please stop by and tell sweet Holly hello and enter to win one of my Polka Dot Pumpkin tees.