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Joy List

February 20, 2020 in Lifestyle, Sentiments - 1 Comment

Do you have a list of things that bring you joy?  Things that just make you so happy no matter what is going on in your crazy busy perfectly imperfect life?

I recently sat down one afternoon and just journaled out all of the things that make me happy.  Surprisingly, most of the things were small–we aren’t talking like romantic trips to Paris for the weekend.  I’m talking stuff like chai tea lattes from Starbucks, trying a new trendy spot for dinner, and driving with the car windows down while listening to 80s music.

Here’s some of my list in no particular order:

  • Sunsets (especially from the hilltop at the ranch or on the beach)
  • Movie dates with James
  • Making cookies with Callie (chocolate chip cookies are our favs!)
  • Getting a manicure
  • New notebooks or planners
  • Doing something nice for someone that’s not expected (unexpected compliments or gifts are the best!)

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  • Watching Callie dance
  • Watching old Disney movies that I loved as a kid with Callie
  • Lipgloss
  • Having a piece I wrote impact others
  • New podcasts
  • A clean car
  • Love notes from James
  • Bundt cakes
  • The smell of pine
  • Coffee mugs
  • A good workout
  • 80s music

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  • Brunch with my girls
  • Drinking coffee with James
  • Hand written cards
  • Anything cinnamon
  • Observing Callie model a servant’s heart
  • Baby Yoda memes
  • Sundresses with flip flops (hello summer)
  • Seeing Callie grow as an equestrian
  • New books
  • Trying a new recipe

 

I urge you to make your own Joy List and add to it frequently.  Look at it when you are having a hard day, when the odds seem stacked against you, and when you need a little bit of a boost.  Then on those days that you need it, find time to do one of those things where you can to lift your spirits.  If you can find ways to infuse joy into your every day life…..joy and wonder will always find you.

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Jaime

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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  • jessymunch826 February 20, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Love this. I do gratitude daily and find gratitude in the little things, anything daily because there is always something to be grateful for. Love the joy list 💜

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    Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More

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