Today is the very first Joy Rebel Day. Joy Rebel Day is being started by Ms. Joy Rebel herself, the lovely Brandi Reynolds. (Read her early announcement post to see what it's all about.)
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I adore Brandi. She embodies true joy, finding it in places others might overlook.
One of the simple joys Brandi reminded me about is sidewalk chalk. So a few nights ago, when I spotted the bucket of sidewalk chalk sitting dusty in the garage, I knew my family was about to partake in a mini-adventure of sorts.
To start things off, I wrote a birthday greeting for my stepson who turned 12 on Monday.
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Then I called him out to the driveway and things went crazy.
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We drew pictures and played hopscotch. We wrote messages by the sidewalk for people who pass by. It was a blast.
Where can you find simple joys? Let that inner child out to play.
Happy Joy Rebel Day!