Finding Joy


All too often in life we hurry around and miss out on joy.  Or are too caught up in our worries, stresses and problems of life that we don’t see the joy, or feel the joy.

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I have a memory that I’m going to share with you.  It has stuck with me over many years and left me sad for some people who can’t see those little things.  It was a cool winter morning and the shop van’s window was covered in frost.  That pretty, swirling frost that was so curvy and graceful.  I noticed it and admired it’s beauty.  I walked back into the shop and mentioned it.  I was greeted with strange looks.  I felt like the work that needed to be done was more important than soaking up life and finding JOY in the little things!  I never want to be so focused on the job at hand that I miss out on what little joys life has to offer. { This is also why I love Instagram, I would’ve shared the crap outta that frost and people would’ve shared in the joy of it! }

HGV Market

I always select a ‘Word of the Year’ and I thought I was going to pick ‘Bloom’.  But ‘Finding Joy’ has selected me.  So, my focus, no matter what 2016 throws my way, will be to Find Joy.  Find the joy in life.  And my goal is to share it daily with you.  I’ll be using the hashtag #findingjoywithfarmfresh on Instagram and I’ve started a Facebook page that I encourage you to join.  You can find it HERE.  I truly want to soak this up and enjoy life.  If you are sharing your JOY, please feel free to use the hashtag too so I can share in your joy with you.


I have done #100Happydays and some Photo-A-Day in the past.  And I loved having a goal each day to share something with purpose.  So, thus the hashtag was born, along with my new goal for 2016.  This year I will be taking my Word of the Year to another level!


I’m excited for 2016!!

To be continued,


  • Jen - January 2, 2016 - 1:54 pm

    I love this Lori…great word(s)! Your photo’s are beautiful. Sounds like you’re going to have a great year. 🙂ReplyCancel

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