JOY diary

Hope and Wisdom in our Times?

When I turned 50 last January, I was all set to look back over my life and share the things I’ve learned. But I couldn’t bring myself to distill it all down. I think this is what I wanted to say... Mostly, life’s been a tough path. There are volumes I could write. In...

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

I turn 50 in two weeks. I’ve been preparing for months to do this, in my head and in my writing. I took up yoga. I’m ready! Well, I was ready until yesterday. Yesterday, a package I ordered two months ago arrived in the mail. Two months ago, something else happened...

I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.

~ Shawn Johnson