Grab a Shovel!

The recent snowstorm on the east coast dropped more than a foot of snow in many places and disrupted lives in a number of ways. But that didn’t stop Bethel Park High School’s head football coach, Brian DeLallo, from making sure his team got in a workout.  DeLallo emailed his team that the snow would stop them…Read more »

Surf’s Up!

When the Beach Boys sing about surfing, we’re pretty sure they aren’t singing about this. This is surfing in Minnesota! Yes, Minnesota! Today’s Story of Joy brings you interviews with surfers enjoying the waves on Lake Superior. It sounds crazy to us at Stories of Joy, but these surfers sound full of JOY! Click the…Read more »

Bringing Us Together

On the surface, Tuskegee, Alabama and South Berwick, Maine don’t seem to have much in common. Well, take another look. Two journalists, Guy Trammell and Amy Miller share a newspaper column called “Color Us Connected” in the local newspapers of the two towns. Their hope is to share stories from their lives so that folks…Read more »

Breaking Bread on I-95

The traffic-snarling snowstorm that hit the eastern part of the country last week had drivers stranded for hours and hours. Many without food or water. One couple noticed a bread truck in front of them, so they made a phone call. That simple phone call helped many, many others get through a difficult time. Today’s…Read more »

Buckle Up!

Preschool students at one Indianapolis elementary school are heading back to school this week in new car seats. That’s all thanks to Lindsay Gibson, a preschool teacher at Robert Lee Frost Elementary School. Ms Gibson saw a need and went to work to help out her students and their parents. Click the link below to…Read more »

Choose Joy

This month Stories of Joy celebrates its fourth anniversary! Thanks for joining us on this joyful journey! This project was created to point to the good going on in the world. The hope is that you share the stories you see here with others. So, today you get to Choose Joy! We’re inviting you to…Read more »

Happy New Year!

For the last few editions of Stories of Joy, we’ve been sharing songs with you, and we’re closing out the year with one more. You’ll probably hear “Auld Lang Syne” several times between now and the New Year but probably not a version like this. Jon Batiste is the musical director on The Late Show…Read more »

Joy to the World

We know Christmas was last week, but if there’s one Christmas song you could hear all year long, what would it be? You guessed our favorite . . . Joy to the World! If you’re a fan of late night television, you’ve probably seen Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The…Read more »

Silent Night

Maybe you’re rushing around today . . . finishing the last of your Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, baking cookies, prepping food for Christmas dinner. If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, take a break. Sit down, take a breath, close your eyes, and listen to “Silent Night” shared by Carrie Underwood. Merry Christmas from all…Read more »