Well, would you believe it? It’s only the bloomin’ last day of January.
We’ve almost survived the most maligned month of the year and we’re teetering on the brink of February with its Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and, according to my extensive research, World Ferris Wheel Day. The fun just doesn’t stop.
Of course the end of January also marks the fact that I’ve managed to do 31 Random Acts of Joy in a row. Phew.
Ok, some have been less elaborate than others. I think lending a friend some DVDs was definitely a delight in the (very small) details moment, but I do believe that every act has had a positive impact on someone. Even if I wasn’t privy to that impact: did anyone find the cinema vouchers or the notebook please?! Of course, I’ve probably had the greatest benefits myself. My January has been full of new friends, new challenges and even making a national newspaper. Fabulous.
So what, now? Do I breathe a sigh of relief and go back to drowning puppies and tripping up small children? Of course not. Well, not unless they trip me up first. The month joy was only the start of it. The Random Acts of Joy will, of course, continue and I’ll be seeking new ways to inspire and delight as well. It’s an exciting time and I look forward to sharing it with you in my twice weekly posts. Of course, I’m also looking forward to receiving details of the Random Acts of Joy that you witness and undertake. We’re all part of this revolution together.
And what about my final Random Act of Joy for January? This one had to be a gift for you, my fellow revolutionists. So it seemed fitting that today would be the first spin of the tombola to choose the recipient of the first Make Me Joyful care package. I had so much fun putting it together. So not to ruin the surprise for the lucky winner then I’m not going to reveal all the contents. But suffice to say it included some beautiful stationery. You can see local girl Alice Gabb‘s super special telegrams in the picture below. I hope these and the other little gifts, carefully wrapped in tissue paper, will make my mystery lady from Washington State smile.
I’ll be giving a full debrief of the highs and lows of January over the next couple of days. It may even feature a video (if I can get my curls to cooperate) but until then let me know what I can do to make you more joyful in the comments below.