Joy in the Ordinary
If you landed here from A Little This ... A Little That, you are in the right place. There's been a change though. The title and the URL has changed to Joy in the Ordinary, www.joyintheordinary.com.
Fall of last year, the phrase "Joy in the Ordinary" often found its way into mind and spirit. At the time, I realized that I was becoming bogged down by the "what ifs" and the " good enoughs". I was often questioning myself, and it was truly becoming frustrating. I found it frustrating because that is not who I am.
I held on to the phrase and began searching for joy in our everyday moments. Joy is a choice. It really isn't tied to highlights, but seeing Him in all of the gifts and hardships. It's funny the way our mind shifts from being one way to another so I found myself searching for my former self. The one who is optimistic and appreciates the simple things in life. This way has always brought me joy except when I allowed others' perceptions interfere.
So here I am, resurrecting the bits of me that I love. That's what "Joy in the Ordinary" is all about. You won't find much complaining here (not because life is perfect but because I am choosing joy). What you will find is my story of finding joy in my everyday whether it's cleaning, trying out a new product, playing with my daughters, loving my husband, serving others, or just plain relaxing.
I hope you will continue on this journey with me, and maybe you too will start seeing the joy in your ordinary moments.
Don't forget the new url is www.joyintheordinary.com. After awhile, my former url will no longer direct to this site.