Food Forward

Take a look at that beautiful picture above. Many of us can find a rainbow of produce at our local grocery store, but that’s not true for people living in food deserts. A food desert is a community lacking full-service grocery stores offering fresh produce to the neighborhood. Food Forward is a nonprofit doing something…Read more »

Lego JOY!

Lots of kids and adults love building with Legos.  But what if those Legos could help you?  What if those Legos could help someone else?  What if those Legos could bring joy? David “Hand Solo” Aguilar created a prosthetic arm for himself. Then David shared that gift and joy with a child.  Click the link…Read more »

Chasing Joy

What are you chasing? Does it bring you joy? That’s the question Ron King asked himself. Click the video link below to watch how he realized that “there is a difference between things we enjoy and things that bring us joy.” Caring for and chasing donkeys in need brought newfound joy to Ron King. This story…Read more »

A Book & A Haircut

Reading isn’t every child’s favorite thing to do, but a barber shop in Michigan has found a wayto get kids diving right into a good book. With “Read to a Barber” kids can choose a book to read aloud while getting a fresh new haircut. The owners say it helps children gain more confidence and…Read more »

Pinky Promise

The US Open begins today in New York. Tennis fans will be bleary-eyed these coming days after staying up late watching the night sessions on TV. In 2017, the all-time great tennis player, Roger Federer, made a promise to an eight-year-old boy named Izyan Ahmad, better known as Zizou, at that year’s tournament.  Zizou wanted…Read more »

Stand Up, Dexter

Who doesn’t love a dog story? Today’s Story of Joy is dog story like no other! Folks in Ouray, Colorado are accustomed to seeing Dexter walking around town . . . and we do mean walking! After a devastating injury, Dexter adapted and learned to do things in a new way. Click the link below…Read more »

Mr. Bus Driver

Like a lot of cities around the country, Pensacola, Florida is experiencing a shortage in school bus drivers. Stories of Joy bets that districts wish they could clone Darius Jones. Mr. Jones is also known as Mr. Bus Driver. His road to driving a bus came from some sad days, but that time led him…Read more »

For “Papa”

So, there IS crying in baseball! Bruce “Papa” Carrier was brought to tears over a baseball given to him by his grandson, Felix. The family lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where Felix hit a homerun and wanted to honor his grandfather with a special gift. Click the link below to see the video. Be…Read more »