We find joy when we give thanks. This is what Ann Voskamp has purported in her writing on her blog and in her book, which is now number 7 on The New York Times Best Sellers List. I met her today after she spoke to a group of homeschool moms and dads near her home town (not far from mine). She epitomizes humility and I am grateful to have heard her speak in person to solidify that notion I had of her. We homeschool parents each left a little more encouraged to be thankful for all of life... for the seemingly small, insignificant, unseen.
Despite both of us having hair in our eyes, I love this photo because it represents how the Lord had begun a new work in me a few years ago, concerning joy, and has promised He'll be "faithful to complete it"! (Philippians 1:6).