Make Space For Joy Memories Yourself Faith Nature Family Community Goals
The foundation of a joyful life is faith in Jesus Christ. As we develop personal relationships with Him, He can lead us to joy in any situation we find ourselves in. Even in our darkest moments, turning to Christ is an opportunity to choose the joy that only He can provide.
So often, we are tempted to fill up the empty and lonely places in our hearts with “quick fix” solutions, busy schedules, addictions, physical and mental clutter, and other things of little or no value. Those things might make us feel better for a little while, but that relief is superficial. True joy comes from clearing away the distractions and embracing the simple pleasures in life.
We are taught to be anxiously engaged in good causes, to seek wisdom and knowledge, and to magnify our gifts and talents. Whether it’s traveling the world, getting back to nature, or creating something beautiful, a life spent in the intentional pursuit of goodness is a life of joy.
We are not meant to travel through this life alone. Indeed, The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches us that “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” Building healthy and meaningful relationships with our families—and by extension, our communities—is an essential component of a joyful life.
A joyful life deserves to be documented. Keeping a record of your life through journals, photos, videos, and other memory keeping helps you reflect on past experiences, work through difficult challenges, and express gratitude for the blessings you have received.
Hi! I'm Jess.
I’m a Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. I love all things living, always have a million creative projects in progress, and polish my nerd badge daily. I am passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy.
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