Celebration #3: Back to School Day

Celebration #3: Back to School Day

“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” - Wallace Stegner Alright, I [...]

Celebrations & Joy

Celebrations & Joy

“I believe in a life of celebration.” - Shauna Niequist In addition to the glimpses of joy I share on this blog, I also love to share ways that I celebrate. Music, parties, bucket lists, recipes, TV shows, holidays, vacations and favorite things. These are all things that help me celebrate the amazing life that [...]

The Other “Glimpses of Joy”

The Other “Glimpses of Joy”

Last week I shared about Lewis’ concept of joy: “a longing for the ineffable, something so otherworldly that even our desire for it seems alien: ‘It is… an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.’” (Whitesell, 2013) This type of joy hits you when you least expect it, it’s beyond your [...]