2019: My Year for Joy

It’s a new year. My sister Jenny and I celebrated by participating in a 5K race. We had fun chatting during the race. At the finish line, we got participation medals.

5k sisters

I wrote my New Year’s Resolution on my arm so I could think about it during the 5K. My goal for this year is to have joy. It’s not enough to just survive life. I want to thrive. I want to live in joy.  I  believe the Creator made us for joy. In fact, that is why it’s my goal for the year.

Jenny agreed with me about the joy goal. So, I told her my plan. We would sing the best live your life song ever written as we got near to the finish line. We sang Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” at the top of our lungs. Here are some of the words.
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song.  (Fight Song by Rachel Platten)

We started the song really strong with powerful arms in the air, and then we got the giggles and laughed for several minutes.  It was a fun start to the new year.

What will you do this year to have joy?