How Would You Draw Joy?

by - June 2, 2014

How Would You Draw Joy? SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

"What does 'JOY' mean?" I ask her.

"Joy? Joy is my name. Like Noa Riley JOY..." She says it in a voice that says come on, mom, you're smarter than that.

"But what does it mean?"

She shrugs her little shoulders.  "Like jumping for joy? Like maybe I'm just really happy?"

"Can you draw it? Can you draw me a picture of joy?"

"Hmmmm....maybe..." And she gathers some markers and begins.

How Would You Draw Joy? SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

"Who is that?" I ask her and she gives me a guided tour of her art.

"This is me and this is you and this is a goldfish and this is a flower and this is music and this is a butterfly and this is a rainbow..."

How Would You Draw Joy? SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

We all find our joy in different places. When I launched my May JOY Giveaway my goal was simply to encourage people to seek joy in everything and I was pleasantly surprised, sometimes amused, and often moved by the entries people made. {You can read all of the entries on the Giveaway page by moving down the page to the scrolling text and stay-tuned for a Top 10 Post where I'll share my ten favorite entries!}

I am very happy to announce Cindy Dietz as the winner of the JOY necklace! Cindy was dedicated to this process, entering almost every day - even when things in her world weren't all bright and sunny.  Cindy is wife to a wonderful man and momma to two bright, beautiful children and absolutely deserving of every joy that comes her way.  Congrats Cindy and thanks for participating!

The giveaway is over but that doesn't mean you should stop chasing happiness.  Keep your eyes and ears open. Joy is all around.  Never stop looking!

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