The JOY Challenge: Day 33 – Where I’ve been…

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


Family comes and I quietly slip away from the computer for a few days. We wander together, laughing, enjoying autumn and each other.

Day One we visit the War Eagle craft fair. Nestled next to a working mill, people bring the work of their hands…

War Eagle Mill 2

Day Two we find more fairs and I’m captivated by this pumpkin (which remained there) and the glorious mums above (which I’m looking at again outside my window)…


Day Three we hike high up into the woods and fall wraps her arms around us.

“Hush, hush,” she says to my hurried heart. “Be still and remember the One who made me…and you.”

We start at these steps…

Autumn Leaves

Walk through the quiet woods…

Autumn Sky

And climb all the way to the top of the mountain…

Yellow Rock 

Then we turn, head home, full of beauty, out of breath but breathing new life.

So I sit here once more, renewed, missing my family and happy to be with you–my heart a jumble of joy and longing.

Where does your family live (near or far)? What do you like to do when you’re together?

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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