All posts in Joyful Thoughts

The Gratitude Jar

By | December 30, 2013

By Laura @ The Spinach Spot, Contributing Writer  This time of year many people are making New Year’s resolutions, focusing on all the ways they can improve their lives.  While this can be a great thing I think it’s important, especially as a parent, to balance this with all the things that are right in Read More

How to Judge Others

By | June 18, 2013

Last week I wrote a post all about Mommy Judgment on the internet.  It was pretty well received. But, there was one intriguing comment, from someone who told me I really ought to clean my floors before snapping a picture.  Apparently if my floors aren’t clean, she can’t take me seriously.  (I’d suggest to everyone Read More

Positive Attitudes and Living for Joy, Week 4

By | October 28, 2011

This is our last official week of the challenge!  But of course, don’t let that stop you from living for joy everyday. I’d like to thank everyone who participated and took the time to link up.  I tried to visit all of your posts though I may have missed some.  Please know I appreciate that Read More

Positive Attitudes and Living for Joy, Week 3

By | October 21, 2011

Welcome to Living for Joy, week 3! I’ll be honest.  I’m struggling.  The past couple days I haven’t had a very good attitude and I know it.  I’ve felt very frustrated by a number of things and I can’t seem to stop discussing them and ranting about them.  I know I need to move on, Read More

Positive Attitudes and Living for Joy, Week 2

By | October 14, 2011

Feel free to grab this button if you want!  Wow, it has been an amazing week! First, if you haven’t, would you consider filling out my reader survey?  I’ve gotten so many wonderful responses so far and they’ve given great insight and ideas on how I can do even better as a blogger.  I’d love Read More

Positive Attitudes and Living for Joy, Week 1

By | October 7, 2011

Welcome to our “Living for Joy” challenge! The whole purpose of this challenge is for us to check our own attitudes, and to start being the joy that we want to see in others.  That means two things: Choosing to be positive and patient, regardless of the circumstances surrounding us (as best we can!) Intentionally Read More

Negativity (and a Challenge!)

By | September 16, 2011

Image by Lara604 I’ve been thinking a lot about negativity recently.  I think a lot of people kind of like to be negative.  I started to really think about this the other week when I posted a Facebook status (on my personal page) about something that was frustrating me – I don’t usually do this.  Read More

Living for Joy

By | March 12, 2010

What does it mean to “live for joy?”

Living for joy means looking for happiness in every moment, every activity.  Focusing on the positive instead of the negative.  Trying to be happy instead of being sad.


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