What is the Choose Joy Project? Let's start with last year. Last year was the one year anniversary of my husbands passing. I wanted to honor his life in a positive way and thus the Choose Joy Project was birthed.
The Choose Joy Project is a day where we do a random act of kindness to honor the life of my husband, a man who valued giving to others above all else.
It's also an amazing day for YOU! To do something possibly a little bit stretching, but a whole lot of rewarding.
What is a random act of kindness?
It is many things.
It can be buying someone a meal.
It can be leaving someone a kind note of encouragement.
It can be filling up someone’s car with gas.
It can be paying for someone’s groceries.
It can be mowing someone’s lawn.
Anything, from big to small, that translates as a kind gesture is what we are going for.
As you do so we would like for you to give the person a small card.
The card will direct them to this website and to the video which tells the story of our family.
We are hopeful that in doing this we are not only treating others with kindness, but we are spreading the message of joy and hope in difficult life circumstances.
Because really, you never know who might need more of that!
When is the Choose Joy Project?
We hold the Choose Joy Project every year on the anniversary of the day of my husbands passing.
This year it will be Thursday, July 23rd, 2015.
How can I be involved?
You can be involved from wherever you are. The first step is to shoot us an email with your address information:
Your information is confidential and will be used for this project and this project only.
We will be gathering address’ from now until the end of June.
We will then mail out a limit of 2 cards to each household.
Once you have your cards, and July 23rd arrives, you will go out and find creative ways to love on others.
We want to stay connected with you the day of the Choose Joy Project.
If you are up for it we would also love a picture of you with your card!
We will be posting all the pictures we receive on the blog as well as social media throughout the day of July 23rd. Just hashtag your photos #choosejoyproject to stay connected.
Last year we had around 80 families participate in the project. This year I would love to see that number increase to 100. Nearly every person who participated in the project told us that it was life changing for them, and no doubt it was for the people who's lives you changed by loving on them. We received emails from the receipients of your kindness telling us they were blown away by your acts.
If you have a moment, feel free to read my blog post after last years Choose Joy. It really captures what an inspiring event it was for us all. To read about it click here.
Thank you for your interest in the Choose Joy Project. Head over to the Choose Joy tab on this website to see the photos from last years event. After that be sure and send us an email with your address to be a part!
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