Joyful Living is a mindset. It is an attitude. It is not a sum total of all the choices that you make. It is a sum total of your reaction to all of the choices made by you and those around you. You can choose to rise above those choices and their consequences, and live a life of joy, or...
Happiness is what happens TO you. Happiness is something that you look for, desire and/or pursue.
Joy, on the other hand, is what is inside of you. It is a choice that you make. You CHOOSE joy regardless of what happened or did not happen. Joy happens when you can...
Joyful Living is ALL about waking up everyday and feeling gratitude and thankfulness.
Joyful Living is ALL about choosing to NOT allow your circumstances determine who you really are.
Joyful Living is ALL about living your one and only life in the best way possible.
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Joyful living is not about sweeping everything around you under the carpet and pretending it doesn't exist.
It's not just for women who have everything they ever wanted or dreamed of having.
It's not something that you can buy. It's not just for people who have it all together.
Joyful living IS all about learning how to become your best self. The self that loves what you see in the mirror and loves all life has to offer.
From the mundane to the exciting in ALL aspects of your life. From hanging in the kitchen, self care, budgeting your money, planning your day to day activities, and going on vacation.
The overwhelm is real and it is sometimes hard to find the purpose at the end of the day, let alone feel joyful, am I right?
As a wife, mom, grandmother, blogger and business owner I know what it's like to juggle ALL. THE. THINGS. And feel like you scarcely have time for yourself.
My goal is to encourage you to rise above what happens around you and your circumstances so that you are able to choose joy...everyday.
My topics range from budgets for women, non-toxic everything, living a life of gratitude, how to choose joy...and everything in between.
You can find out more about me and why I do what I do right HERE.
I just want to thank you for showing me that it's possible to reach this stage in life and still be not just viable but vibrant! So many of the things I read in your blog echo what has been in my heart for a few years. I've thought so many times that life is a book that we are constantly writing. I feel like this stage in my life is like the last section of the book and I want to make it amazing.
In your blog I see joy, inspiration, creativity, beauty, health, reflection… all anchored in faith. Yep, those are the important things -the things I want to see more balanced in my life. Don't ever doubt that you are inspiring and making a difference.
I just want to thank you for showing me that it's possible to reach this stage in life and still be not just viable but vibrant!
I’ve known her since I was 13 and even then she was crafty, making clothes and being creative. Like a fine wine she keeps getting better with age. Love her.
I am so excited to have found you and your blogs!! I don’t know if I ever told you this to your face, but you were one of the two people that I admired the most!! You’re an amazing person and just have so much knowledge and spunk! Nancy
I've know her since we were 13 and even then she was crafty.
This was such a beautiful post. Having gone through many trials in the past 3 years, it was a beautiful reminder that God is my shepherd and will never leave or forsake me. Thank you for sharing.
What a thought provoking, peace inducing article. Thank you for the insight and reminders.
That was such a beautiful post.
I really enjoy your blog. My favorite post is your craft room tour because for me that is craft room goals. Not so much in the size but just how everything is so well organized. I enjoy all your posts though and love how you share your faith and try to inspire others.
I really enjoy your blog.
Knowing how chapters can sometimes unfold messily, I wanted to create a place where I can share my own life’s journey - including all the things that I love AND all the things that I have learned. We can then fearlessly tackle this road called life....together. And hopefully the ending of YOUR story is one of victory...loaded with joy.
I love life and all that it has to offer. I love to laugh and have fun. I think that the glass is ALWAYS half full and very rarely empty. I Choose Joy...everyday. Because why would I want to live any other way? If you're ready to choose joy in your life, my lifestyle blog for women is for you!