The Daily Grace
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Day 20: Take heart.

Jan 10, 2021 | 30 Days of Joy | 2 comments

IT IS THE PERFECT WAY to wrap up these Thirty Days of Joy, doing it with Day Twenty because, well, 2020, and also because my friend Melissa at art4money* posted something that is the absolute, best, most perfect way to dive into the hope that is 2021.

I realized when I saw it that it’s the thought I lost amid the chaos, the terror, the confusion of the year just past. Of the first days of this new year, truth be told.

It’s the thought I want back, which, by golly, I’m claiming right here and now.

image and art: melissa_art4money on Instagram

Thank you, Melissa, for the soul-saving reminder. Thank you, Daily Grace friends, for going on this joy journey with me.

Now let’s go after 2021 with the windows rolled down and wind in our face!


*Melissa Ligon offers graphic design and art, handlettering and calligraphy, party styling and decor through her company, Art4money. See more of her gorgeous work at her website and follow her on Instagram for a daily jolt of handlettered inspiration. A special thanks to Melissa for giving me permission to use her work in sharing these thoughts with you.

30 Days of Joy


  1. Meg

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. RWE

    Ralph really had it going on.

  2. Melissa Ligon

    Thank you for your kind words, sweet friend. Creating art has gotten me through the past year and helped me stay positive (mostly!). Every day IS the best day!?

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