No Playbook

There’s no playbook. That’s what one doctor said when asked about an amazing surgery last week at a Texas hospital. Jamielynn and Amielynn Finley were born several months ago. Since then, doctors have been figuring out and making a plan for separating the conjoined twins. Their parents, James Finley and Amanda Arciniega, share their Story…Read more »

Hug of Kindness

Sometimes little acts of kindness can make a huge difference.  For Cody, it was a hug from a coach in high school while he was grieving the death of his mother. That hug made a world of difference then . . . and now.  Sixteen years later, Cody still thinks about that hug often and…Read more »

Friends for Life

It’s hard to believe that a long lasting friendship could start at an Airbnb. It’s even harder to believe that the Airbnb trip included a plumbing disaster! Elke Thau-Montgomery and Rudi Montgomery traveled to Florida from Germany to explore the Everglades. They rented an apartment from Beth Ann Moon and Jennifer Steinberg. Things started out…Read more »

A Perfect Match!

Roy McIntosh is starting out the new year feeling blessed. Heather Schaefer feels blessed to give him that chance. Maybe you received a sweater or a tie for Christmas. Heather gave Roy something much bigger than any of those gifts. Click the link below to watch today’s Story of Joy and see how a generous…Read more »

Happy Tamales

Food is an important part of life, and so is loving and caring for others. One Arizona woman has found a way to share love through her love of tamales. Imelda Hartley started making tamales when she was six years old with her grandmother. Then she made it into her own business called Happy Tamales.…Read more »

Road Trip!

Today’s Story of Joy is a story of friendships formed on the freeway!  We’ve all been there. We’ve all had travel arrangements fall through, but would you join in on a road trip with strangers? After a flight was cancelled, thirteen strangers decided to rent a van and travel together to get to their destination. …Read more »

New Year=New Do

Melanie Shahay is starting the new year with a new hairdo. Thanks to her son . . . and he’s not a hairstylist! Matt saw his mom struggling after she lost her hair because of radiation treatments. He wanted to help, and he did it by growing his hair. And growing it. And growing it.…Read more »

Happy Birthday!

Stories of Joy is five years old! Can you believe it? Since we started our joy-filled blog, we’ve published 578 stories. That’s a lot of JOY! When we started this project, the idea was to share joy by Spreading Hope in the World. In fact, that’s our tagline. We see good news stories in the…Read more »

Happy New Year

Before we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, let’s take some time for Joy! Let’s take some time to look back on all of the Stories of Joy we shared in 2022. You’ll find a link to the Stories of Joy blog below. Scroll through our stories and look for your favorites. Was…Read more »