You remember the line from the movie Love Actually . . . “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” The same applies to Joy. If you look for it, you’ll find Joy everywhere! At a minor league game. At the airport. At retirement celebrations. At…Read more »

Joy in the Chaos

There’s a special nurse in Indianapolis. She’s NICU Nurse Katrina Mullen. When Shariya Small arrived at the hospital pregnant with triplets, she knew her life was about to change, but she had no idea how much it would change. Katrina was there for Shariya in ways she’d never experienced before in her young life. Their…Read more »

Liam’s Crazy Adventure

Liam Garner always wanted to do a crazy adventure. Two years ago, at the age of 17, he graduated from high school and decided to go on that adventure. Today he’s headed home. What did he do? He biked from Alaska to Argentina. You read that right . . . Alaska to Argentina! That’s 20,000…Read more »

Always on Call

Stories of Joy missed National Nurses Week last week, but it’s never too late to thank our nurses. “Nurses Make a Difference: Anywhere, Anytime–Always.” That’s the theme for 2023, and it’s so very true. Nurses are always on call no matter where they are . . . at work, at home, at the park. Today’s…Read more »

Super Bloom

Are you giving your mother flowers for Mother’s Day? You’ll want to check out today’s Story of Joy. What do you get when you combine years of extreme drought and a winter of excessive rains? You get California in full bloom. In fact, it’s a super bloom. There are so many flowers that the super…Read more »

Joyful Homecoming

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is the saying.  What if that absence is eight long months?  Today’s Story of Joy is about an aircraft carrier returning after deployment with 5,000 sailors.  It highlights a few of their stories as they are greeted by family, and in one sailors words it is “just pure joy!” Click the link…Read more »

Peace on the Trail

He was a veteran plagued by panic attacks. Then he hiked 11,000 miles. Will “Akuna” Robinson, an Army veteran who struggled with depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder, finally found peace of mind by hiking trails for thousands of miles. “I learned that I was capable of living, I was capable of leading. I was capable of…Read more »

The Best Kind of Secret

Delayne Ivanowski had a good secret. The best kind of secret. A life-saving secret. The secret was a gift given from pure love. When the secret was revealed, it brought a mix of tears and joy! Click the link below to meet Delayne and hear why she kept the secret and why the gift meant…Read more »

Friendship @ Waffle House

You recognize the iconic Waffle House sign. Kayzen Hunter knows the sign well. He loves Waffle House, and he has a favorite waiter there. That’s Devonte Gardner. When Kayzen learned Devonte was struggling financially, he decided to do something about it, but what can an eight-year-old do? Well, apparently a lot! Click the link below…Read more »

Team MR8

It’s been ten years since the Boston Marathon Bombing. Is it possible to find any good in an anniversary like that? Team MR8 found a way. Team MR8 is made up of family and friends of Martin Richard. Martin was eight years old when he was killed in the bombing. His brother and friends promised…Read more »