Removing the superfluous.

You can do it.

You don’t have to wait for joy. You don’t have to hope that joy happens when you’re on vacation. You don’t have to ask permission to have joy, like Oliver Twist in Charles Dickens. “Please sir, may I some joy?”

You can have more joy. It’s in you already.

You just need to chip away at everything that’s blocking your joy.

You can do it.

On Friday, I’ll be sharing about how you can have more joy. Sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know. Don’t miss out.

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If you subscribe — at only $5 a month — you’ll receive a weekly essay from me, about a time in my life that I felt doubt, worry, and fear, then came through that time to find more joy. 

I also send out stories of other people who’ve come through hard places to find joy. Those might come in the form of video interviews, recorded conversations, books I recommend, movies that have helped me to understand more, and art that was created in sorrow and joy.

It’s important to remember that you’re not alone. 

Want to find your joy?

This is a good place to start.