Day 2277: Finding the joy

Yesterday, in a therapy group, we talked about finding the joy amid

  • physical pain,
  • emotional pain,
  • illness,
  • loss,
  • avoidance,
  • confusion,
  • feeling worse,
  • guilt,
  • the government,
  • being fooled,
  • bad news,
  • tears,
  • anxiety,
  • depression,
  • difficult people,
  • distraction,
  • depression,
  • dizzyness,
  • disconnection, and
  • dentists.

Speaking of dentists, I’m finding joy in the fact that  I might see my wonderful dentist — who reads this blog and who is recovering from a major surgical procedure — today.

Can you find the joy in all my photos from yesterday?









I find joy in Michael’s meals and also in knowing that we can all be change agents.

Millions of people have found joy in this flash mob “Ode to Joy” video on YouTube.

Every day, I am finding the joy in expressing my gratitude to all who help me create these posts and — of course! — to YOU.

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25 thoughts on “Day 2277: Finding the joy

  1. Thank you for the reminder that Joy is just a thought away! Love that flash mob 💕

  2. Thank you for helping me turn my day to the good, Ann!

  3. There is definitely joy in Michael’s meals

  4. Thank you for that ode and that joy!

  5. Flash mobs always fill me with joy because I love the idea of a group of people getting together to do something that makes them and people around them happy. Also I don’t know if I’ve shown you a picture of my pride and joy.

  6. Luis Del Castillo

    It was an absolute Joy seeing you today!

  7. There is joy to be found in many things if only we take the time to look for it

  8. I find joy in walks outside and the days I don’t have to cook dinner.

  9. Thanks for the list of joys. It gave me joy.

  10. That’s a wonderful “joy list,” Ann. Lately I have felt like there are stressors just floating in the air and we are all breathing them in. LOL! Focusing on what brings us joy seems like a wonderful way to unblock all that negative energy. 🙂

  11. Thank you! I really ann-joy reading this post. (♡ ὅ ◡ ὅ )ʃ♡

  12. Lovely thank you😘🦋🦋🦋

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