Five Minute Friday: Joy

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Today's prompt is: Joy...


As a Mom of young children, I find my joy in spurts. It's in feeling accomplished because I got my workout in. It's the fact that I got to shower and dress AND put on make-up that day. It's an unexpected hug. It's, "I love you soooooo much, Mom." It's repetitive, open-mouthed baby kisses. It's snuggling on the couch reading books. It's listening to my girls singing and dancing to Michael Jackson. It's noticing Zoe reciting books from memory. It's Paige "talking" and trying so hard to communicate. It's a few moments alone and a good conversation with Matt. It's date night. It's, "I cleaned up my room all by myself, Mom!" It's that whole night of uninterrupted sleep. It's praying with my husband at night and having him be thankful for our marriage and for parenthood. It's feeling comfort from my Heavenly Father on hard days. It's finding a moment to breathe, to think, to read scriptures, to reflect. It's realizing all the blessings that I have.

My joy is large and full, but broken up into tiny moments mixed in between frustrations, temper tantrums, difficulties, and day-to-day mundane tasks. Sometimes it's hard to feel joyful all day long. But when I add up the moments, I find I am truly happy.

What is "Joy" to you?  How do you find joy in your life?  Please leave me a comment.  If you haven't already, I would love it if you found a way to follow me!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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