Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Joy

Welcome to Day 11 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge! 
J is for Joy:)
So sorry this one is late posting! I usually schedule for 6:00 am but somehow this one scheduled for 7:00 pm:( I should have checked!

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galations 5:22-23

"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." Romans 15:13

Joy /joi/

  1. A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

At the beginning of this year, I dubbed 2014 as the year I Choose Joy! I borrowed the phrase from Ashley Hackshaw at lil blue boo. She blogged about Joy the whole month of January! If you have a chance, read her January will be so inspired!!!!

So, what am I doing to promote Joy in my life this year?

  • Spending time reading my Bible
  • Letting go of harmful relationships. You have no idea how freeing this is!!!
  • Decluttering my craft room--it's going slow but it is going:) I thought I might play "Let it Go" from Frozen in a continuous loop while I am working! LOL
  • Finishing projects -- I have two afghans beside my bed that need to be finished; does that count?
  • Send at least one handwritten (or typed if my hand isn't cooperating) note per week -- I need to step it up on this one...lagging behind! I want to share Joy with others this year as well.
  • Practice contentment --most days I am content!
  • Spend at least one hour per day being creative -- I haven't felt very creative lately:(
  • Work up business expenses for taxes on the first of each month instead of waiting till December! I have been able to keep up with this one so it will be a HUGE relief when January 2015 rolls around:)
  • List business contacts each month that will be needed for Christmas cards in December. Hmmm...think I am a month behind on this one but it will be quick catchup!
  • Start buying/making and wrapping Christmas gifts in January--NOW! I have been working on this one and am pretty much where I want to be.
  • Write Christmas letter for family and friends by November 5--update first of December. N/A
  • Schedule blog posts ahead -- Still blogging "in the moment" but maybe that will be part of my Joy:)
Actually the Joy button I made at the top of the post makes me pretty happy!!! Don't you love that Polka Dotted layer? 

Tomorrow is the letter K. Can you guess what K is for??? Here's a hint: I am blogging about ME this month! Just trying to help you get to know me just a little bit better!



  1. Sometimes scheduling just messes up! Or you tap publish before scheduling...

    Looking forward to tomorrow!

    1. Your comments always make me smile! Thanks, William!

  2. I love this blog topic . . . Joy is my middle name. I may just need to borrow some of your joyful plans to use as my own. Thanks for a great post.

  3. Thats a beautiful list Kat. Maybe I must think of taking up your second point "Letting go of harmful relationships." They cause too much pain...