Dear Joy

Thank you for showing up today. It was a real pleasure kicking it with you for as long as I did. I don’t know what brought you out but I’m trying my damnedest to figure out the formula so I can repeat it. Maybe it was sitting out in the sun. Or talking with my mom and dad. Or maybe it was the mini, live, solo party I had on Facebook. Whatever it was, I will try to repeat it tomorrow. Do me a favor, though: Don’t stray too far away. Stay close by, because I have a feeling I’m going to need to grab you and hold on tight a few more times before this whole COVID thing is all over.

the definition of joy

It amazes me how life can happen in cycles. Reading this just after having one of the most joyous days I’ve had in months is refreshing. To know that this post aligns perfectly (as I am releasing these letters in the order they were written) with the joy I felt this week doubles the positive feeling I’m having this week. It makes me feel like Joy never abandoned me. It has always been there for me to reach out and grasp. There were days when I felt like I’d never find joy again. I’m grateful for this week and this reminder that these days do exist.

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Thank you for continuing this journey with me.


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