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My hope is that Joyful on Purpose is a place where people will be inspired to live intentionally and to look for joy in each day. While I have always thought of myself as a pretty optimistic and happy person, it wasn't until I experienced loss and tragedy that I truly understood joy. I often describe the road through grief as the most beautiful and most tragic experience.

Along the road I decided to look for "= Joy" moments, those little treasures (or big!) that remind me that life is glorious and people are gracious. I hope you will seek and find what equals joy.

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Joy Manifesto

Joy Manifesto

 

  • Service as Joy

    I recently made a career change, and during the interview I was asked what sparked my interest in the position. Without any hesitation, my answer was, “The word ‘support’ is in the title.” I then shared some of my story, which I hesitated to do because I don’t want to…

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  • 1381

    I shared my Two Cents and Some Joy on election day four years ago. At that time I didn’t share my political views or my choice in the election, instead focusing on my choice to remain respectful, regardless of the outcome. For most of this election cycle I remained quiet….

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  • The Wurst Grandma

    When your last name is Wurst, you have to make the best of it. And my grandma did. She was known for her cinnamon rolls. They were made in the same pan for I don’t know how many years, and when she would turn that pan over onto the paper…

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