I chatted with a young mom today, as I was doing a little shopping. She was cheerfully purchasing two little snow sleds for her children. Guess what her name is? You’re right, Joy! Since we are entering Christmas week in a “brown” sort of way, I would understand if you had guessed “Hope”.
I thought about Joy as I was driving home. What a nice name to have and what a nice thing to do for her children. When it does snow, she knows they will be eager to play outside and find a little hill to claim as their sliding terrain. I’m warmed to know that kids still get excited about the snow and the freedom of playing in it. Sounds like JOY, to me!