My Week's Joy - 5/9-5/15

My Week's Joy - 5/9-5/15

Inspired by one of my favorite blogs I thought it would be a great idea to look back each week at those things that brought me the most joy. This is far too fitting for my blog to ignore the idea so I look forward to posting these each week!


Do you want to know my favorite part about starting this blog and making a point of choosing to see joy in my normal, everyday life? I'm seeing it everywhere now and it's so hard to not want to share CONSTANTLY about the joy around me.

This was a bit of a hard week. I found myself grumpy and just constantly in a state of downward thinking. Both Micah and I got diagnosed with strep throat and Anders got the first ever ear infection of our parenting careers. Neither of us had energy for anything so the dishes piled up, the counters were incredibly sticky, and the floors were gross to walk on. The spare bed in the basement was piled with about three or four loads of laundry and I was behind in my writing. I didn't work out at all and because of the strep I was having serious issues drinking any water, let alone the gallon I try to get in each day. My Monthly Goals for May felt like total failures. But God doesn't let things like that stop Him from pouring his blessings on us. The key is choosing an attitude that allows us to see the good around us. We have to choose joy, choose happy, and choose gratitude. I'm glad I was able to turn my grumpy attitude around and find good despite the illnesses and crazy chaos last week. 

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