Definition of JOY: gladness; delight; the emotion of great happiness.
My mom has always told me, "Don't let anyone rob you of your joy." This is the motto I try to live by. When I am old, I want to look back on my life and feel an overwhelming surge of joy at the life I've lived. I want to feel joy along the way, as well.
2009 was a difficult year for me. A lot of things happened that were outside my control, and I did not like it, not one bit. My joy was being taken. My mom is my biggest cheerleader though, and encouraged me and cheered me on and always reminded me to look past tough times and look for the joy.
I don't know what 2010 holds, but some difficulties from 2009 are still trying to linger. I'm trying to focus on one day at a time and reveling in the joy that day brings, rather than worrying about the next day, or the next. No one will rob me of my joy! :)
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come. The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future." — Audrey Hepburn
Don't get me wrong, I am blessed beyond measure with the greatest family, friends and life a girl could ask for. But sometimes we all need to be reminded to look around and marvel at the good that surrounds us.
"I do it for the joy it brings, for I'm a joyful girl." — Ani DiFranco
Kate Spade - "Look for the Silver Lining" bangle
Kate Spade - "Take a Chance" bangle
I love love love the Kate Spade bangles with the hidden messages.
These are a favorite of mine. So inspiring!
I want one that says - Walking on Sunshine.
SCATTER JOY TODAY :)