The JOY Challenge: Day 20 – In the Middle of the Night

I’m deliberately finding joy for forty days. To start from day one click here.

I fought joy yesterday.

It tried to come in but I would bat it away with a whine.

I’m tired.

I’m bored.

I want to do/be/have something else.

This morning I walked into our office and saw this on my husband’s desk…

I Feel Joy

Three little words: I feel Joy

My husband is not what you’d call a “feeler.” We joke often about how he hardly ever uses that word. He says “think.” I say “feel.”

Curious, I called him.

“You wrote ‘I feel joy’ on an envelope in your office.”

“I did?”

Together we figured out he had written it in the middle of the night, half-asleep, not even remembering the moment he did so.  

I hung up the phone, a smile spreading across my face.

I tried to keep joy out but it found a way. In the crack between waking and sleeping it slipped into our home through the hand of my husband.

I fought joy yesterday and it won.

I’m so happy that it did.

Would you like to join me in the Joy challenge? Just share one thing that brings you joy. I’m having random giveaways for people who comment or subscribe during the forty days. And you never know when it could be you… 

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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