Day 29 – A Modern Day Smoke Break

Working and studying inside all day might be equally as harmful to our health as smoking. Taking an old habit and getting up every sixty to ninety minutes, and instead of smoking, connecting to nature might reduce these negative health effects. Plus, bring a positive health effect through joy.

Day 28 – Remembering

Death is hard, but balancing it with the joyful memories makes it just a little easier.

Day 27 – Getting Excited when it Snows

I’m heading out the door to go play in the snow creating an art through the trail I leave behind with my steps. I’m heading out the door filled with joy as I go do this workout.

Day 26 – Celebrating the Little Things

Harper’s small step in training, her graduation from puppy class, reminded me that it is important to take a moment to celebrate the achievement. Trying to get Harper to put on her graduation cap left Dax and I laughing. And really, laughing is one of the greatest expressions of joy.

Day 25 – Catching up with Friends

It’s fun sometimes to do things alone. But belly laughing with friends doing an activity you both love, and watching the sunset, your heart swells with joy.

Day 24 – Minimizing Access

By limiting access I will create space in my life for the things that are more important. Spending time in the social world can be fun, but spending time in the real world is the ultimate joy.

Day 23 – Snowstorms

Watching the snow come down in large flakes all around me as I was bundled up for to enjoy the weather – a sense of freedom and joy.

Day 22 – Working with Great People

This morning I spent some time reflecting about my opportunity in the classroom. I recognized what makes it so rewarding is the people I am surrounded by. A paycheck is one thing. Working with awesome people, it’s a paycheck paid in moments of joy.

Day 21 – Celebrating Family Day

Watching Reid’s face light up as we went down the hill. Watching Ella cheer for her little brother skiing. Going through the tunnel on skis. That was one family day filled with joy.

Day 20 – Sliding on your bum

Walking with people you love. Being so tired that you can’t walk anymore. Watching them laugh at you as you slide down the hill pretending to that your pants are a toboggan. Laughing as you come to a stop. Nothing but joy.