Finding Joy in Everyday

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I love everything about November. It’s the month to be thankful, it’s pumpkin and cinnamon everywhere, scarecrows, fall leaves, cooler weather, and time with friends. It’s also deciding what to do with the stashes of Halloween candy and the big decision to a) toss it or give it all away b) eat all of it in one sitting c) or stash it and save it for later.

A few years back the kids tried to convince us that their dolls woke up in the middle of the night and made a mess of their rooms. Of course we saw through their story, but we decided to raise their crazy and had a little party of our own.

The dolls quickly took over the house and the left over Halloween candy.

When Dolls Come to LifeTwo years later the kids are still talking about when the dolls ate their candy. This year our oldest locked all her dolls in the closet to make sure they didn’t misbehave. Looks like we are going to have to get more creative next year.

This Week’s Featured Post

One of my favorite candies is Candy Corn. I know some of you are groaning. It’s a love hate relationship with this candy. But one thing I love about it is the colors, the crafts, and all the fun thanksgiving turkeys you can make with it. So naturally this week’s featured post is 25 Ways to Eat Candy Corn by Marilyn’s Treats. The only thing missing are Thanksgiving Turkey’s with Candy Corn’s for feathers. Marilyn’s Treats joined our linkup last week and was the one I choose to feature here. Find out who else was featured by visiting the other co-hosts blogs. Be sure to tag us on all social media with #JoyHopeLive to make it easier to share your posts.

Here is a recap of my week:

For the month of November different military spouses will be sharing weekly on why they are grateful for our military community. Read, Share, and Tell us your own experiences. We are only two weeks in with plenty of great stories still to read. Ariel from PMQ for Two and Jodi from Back On Land have both shared what they are thankful for.

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Speaking of thankfulness… my big one for the week was being able to join Army Wife Network in discussing Finding Joy. It was so much fun to be on their show. You can listen to it here – MP3 File. The  comment early on in the show made me think about the thanksgiving challenge we (or nearly everyone on my facebook feed) did last year, posting one thing we are thankful for on social media every day of the month. I may have started late but their reminder got me going.

Be sure to join the Goodreads Discussion group where a new question from the book, Finding Joy, will be posted every week.

Now for what you’re really here for!


The #JoyHopeLive Linkup


Co-Hosts for #JoyHopeLive

Hope N. Griffinfinding joy in everyday thumbnailHope N. Griffin from Finding Joy in Everyday Be sure to follow me on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. Look around my blog for book reviews, military life, and more. I will be retweeting your links tagged with #JoyHopeLive over the next week. Follow @HopeNGriffin to find some great posts on #FindingJoy #JoyHopeLive Click To Tweet My Life in Progressmylifeinprogress Mary from My Life in Progress. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Visit her blog as she shares her experiences, thoughts, life & faith with you. She will be visiting your posts and commenting.   Follow @MyLifeNProgres1 as she shares her life & faith. Click To Tweet VanessaKingAboutMeTapestry Chronicles Vanessa Vanessa from Tapestry Chronicles. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Visit her blog as she shares her life, projects, and faith with you. She will be pinning your links to our pinterest board. Follow @vaking513 for great crafts, home projects, and as she shares her life and faith Click To Tweet There are so many ways we can pursue joy in our lives, but it has to come from the heart. Being momentarily happy and possessing an internal authentic joy in the face of difficult circumstances are two very different things. I believe it is the little moments of happiness that help shape and prepare us for the difficult life circumstances we all face. My question is what do you do in your everyday that brings you happiness and fosters a deep found joy in your life?

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1. Add a link that captures how you Find Joy in the Everyday. It can be a craft, book review, personal story, etc. Just make sure it captures joy. Do not link up other link parties or product reviews. 2. Tweet or share on Facebook your link with #JoyHopeLive (this makes it simpler for me to give you a retweet and comment). Each week we add the posts to a pinterest board. Go love and share some pins. I just shared my post on the #JoyHopeLive linkup and so can you! Click To Tweet 3. Comment on the posts you love and the two directly before yours. Be sure to include #JoyHopeLive when you do so they know where you found them. 4. Grab the button! Share it on your sidebar or in your post so others will join us next week.

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