In our morning at our start of school time we sang songs about Joy (I was wishing I would have thought of that on our Love day but I didn't) such as "I have the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy" and "Joy is the flag".
Another activity that we did was to make a paper daisy that we wrote the meaning of joy on in the middle and Each person wrote one or more "Joy verses" on the petals. We hung this up in our upstairs bathroom which has a daisy theme. It is a nice joyful looking room so I thought it fit. :-)
I will admit that I had a harder time thinking of ways to teach the concept of joy than I did love or peace, (which we are on today) but hopefully everybody learned a little something and that we are growing in having more joy.
I had also thought that the bathroom would be an easy one to clean up quickly but when I went in yesterday evening after the kids' showers/baths, it was in shambles and I just walked out again because I was out of energy.
Things I did get done were: Homeschooling my children, Feeding my family, Harvesting and extracting the last of our honey (40 lbs!), lots of laundry (with help from my children) and a bit of tidying up here and there around the house. I also had fun observing my children making a raft, trying to float it in the swamp and encouraging them to get it pulled out when it sunk.
In my search of verses yesterday I found this one and even though the barren part (as I haven't had trouble conceiving) doesn't apply to me- I thought the rest of it did.
"He make the barren woman abide in the house as a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!" Psalms 113:9
How is your day going?