Truly, without a doubt, your joy matters, in spite of your suffering.

You are the joy.

You.

You are the joy.

And whoever you are, if you’re listening or reading? I love you.

I do. I love you, just the way you are. (Mister Rogers was always right.)

Those of you who came through a hard place? I understand you. I’m so glad you’re out there. You’re a survivor. And that’s something to be proud of, right now.

We’re in the third school year of dealing with COVID. We’re warriors. Getting through this? We’re doing it with lots of cups of coffee, checking in with the latest from epidemiologists, buying masks on the back-to-school supply list, and trying to hold it all together.

Bravo.

But, there’s a piece missing from your life.

When was the last time you laughed? Or did something for fun?

Where’s your joy?

You can have more joy.

Join my mailing list by tonight to receive the first news of what I’m doing to help you find more joy.

And if this resonates, share it with the people you love.

And while you’re at it, subscribe to this newsletter. Next week, the posts go back to stories about joy and ways to find hope, which will be subscriber only.

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.