A woman basking in joy.

Joy is an Underrated Commodity

Every Wednesday I have the joy of keeping my 3-year-old grandson. He always runs in the door saying, Mimi!!!!, and when he sees me he jumps in my arms, hugs me, kisses me, then asks for applesauce. Every Wednesday. Same routine. I love it!

The applesauce is actually fruit/veggie pouches he just calls applesauce, but it’s a special treat at Mimi’s house because his parents have stopped buying it. They say he doesn’t need them because he can eat the real thing now. I get it. He needs to eat the real thing and parents are always excited to see their children grow and develop.

So why do I buy it? Because it brings him so much joy.

I wonder how many things bring us joy that we have “stopped buying” because we have convinced ourselves we don’t “need” it anymore. Maybe not actual buying, but perhaps stopped participating in. Stopped making the time for. Been duped into thinking we don’t need it ONLY because it brings us joy.

Joy is an underrated commodity.

Joy lifts us up. Gives us more energy. Makes us smile…. and sometimes even belly laugh.

What is something that brings you the joy you might actually need that you have taken off your needs list?

I’d love to hear! And I’d love it even more if you started doing it. Because the world needs more joy. WE need more joy. It carries us when life gets a bit too heavy.

Enjoy today…and be in-joy!

Brenda is a believer in impossible possibilities. In brokenness becoming beautiful. In justice and mercy and honor and power – with love perfecting them all. She is a wife, mom, mimi, daughter, and friend who also enjoys speaking, writing, and coaching.