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Focus: Joy!

Nov 23, 2020 | 30 Days of Joy | 20 comments

Way back in 2011, way way back when the world was normal and social distancing wasn’t a thing and when we sat here in the days before Thanksgiving with the holiday season spreading before us like one long glittering beautiful perfect party, I launched a series on The Daily Grace called 30 Days of Joy. It had a simple premise and a simple goal: to pull every ounce of joy from the big and small moments of a Christmas season that always, always goes by too fast.

Friends, I feel confident in suggesting there is not a human among us who couldn’t use a little spotlight on joy right now.

So let’s do it, I say. Thirty days, more or less consecutive—depending, it’s COVID after all and all rules shall be loose—thirty days of celebrating the JOY of this most joy-filled season, even on the days we have to look hard to find it.

(Especially on the days we have to find it.)

Do say you will come along!

30 Days of Joy


  1. Debbie

    I want to do this!!! Thanks for your encouragement!

    • Cathy

      Hugs, my friend! And yay!!!

  2. Wendy


    • Cathy

      I can always count on you! XXOO

  3. Sharon

    I’ve got JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY down in my heart!!

    • Cathy

      You always do, my friend. It’s one reason I treasure YOU! XXOO

  4. Meg

    Yes! I woke up to a early morning text that my friend was cancer free! Joy is an understatement of what is happening at this moment.

    • Cathy

      THANKS AND PRAISES! We shall celebrate all good news all month long!!!

  5. Pat

    In! ????

    • Cathy

      Yay!!! So happy to have you traveling along with me on this joy journey!

  6. Jo


    • Cathy

      Let’s do it! XXOO

  7. Colleen

    I’m ready to shine that light

      • Cathy

        I am so glad. You are courage and joy to so many, and so we shall rejoice and be glad! XXOO

    • Cathy

      Yes! Here is to joy!!!

  8. Pam

    Please drag me kicking and screaming!

    • Cathy

      You know I will if I have to. Hugs!

  9. Julie T.


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