And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. - For the Joy of Life.

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And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.


Today was a good day. You know, one of those days that you just can't help but smile at then end of. Today I realized remembered how blessed I really am, how much happiness surrounds me, and how beautiful this world really is. I find myself feeling stressed and overwhelmed a lot. I continue to believe that there just aren't enough hours in the day (hence why I am posting this past midnight). However, I love when I just stop to take a second and think. Today I did just that. And here is why I feel so much bliss. 

I have a job at Jamba Juice which I have mentioned previously. I work with some really amazing people and I have grown pretty close to a lot of my coworkers. Jamba was my first job, so I never really knew any different. I always heard people complain about an annoying coworker or the crazy work they have to do at their job. Well friends, I look forward to going to work. Every. Single. Time. I love my job! I think it's all about the people I have the privilege to work with. They have made making smoothies and dealing with annoying customers for hours on end seem surprisingly appealing. We have dance parties and blare many varieties of music, we sit in the back and talk through the tough situations life has thrown our way, we create new and crazy smoothies, and we take a million pictures. Anyways, today as I was working I remembered how blessed I really am to 1.) have a job but even more important 2.) absolutely love the job itself and the people I work with :)

When I got back from work I went for my daily run. I don't particularly love running, and I don't go all that far, but I go, and that is all that matters to me. I told myself it was going to be a shorter run because I wasn't feeling so good when I left (dang mother nature). When I took off I realized how much cooler the weather was, it felt so awesome not breaking a sweat the second I walked out the door. I powered up the first hill and when I got to the top I noticed a strange man parked on the side of the road in an old beaten up truck. My insides started to turn upside down and crazy thoughts flooded my mind. I'm not one for stereotypes and judging a book by its cover (or a man by his truck in this case), but I couldn't help but be a bit panicked at him staring directly at me as I came down the hill. I said a silent prayer right as I was running and pleaded that I would be safe. When I got to the bottom I all of a sudden had more energy than ever. I sprinted away from that truck and felt so powerful that I was delivered away from my fear with my Heavenly Father's help. I continued on and that miraculous burst of energy stuck with me, so I extended my run even after I thought it would be a "shorter" run when I started. I passed by my old elementary school and happiness filled my soul. I was overwhelmed with memories bursting in every hallway. My first food fight, winning student body president after I rapped my speech, falling on the bars because I was trying to show off, selling bigstick popsicles on Fridays, it all happened there during my childhood. Towards the end of my run I felt the need to start walking, I wasn't even really tired I just wanted to look at my surroundings and embrace a cooler night. I guess that may have been why I was given the energy to go on a longer run. I looked to my right and saw a pine tree, it smelled like Christmas and looked like I was in the mountains. I looked to my left and saw a palm tree and could have sworn I was at the beach. The horses behind me started singing a lovely horse tune. A little old man passed me on his bicycle and smiled as he said hello and I remembered there really are good people left in this world. I looked up and saw the beautiful picture God had painted in the sky as the sun was setting, and I thought to myself what a wonderful world :)

It's all the little things that make life so enjoyable. I'm so glad I get to experience embrace it day by day.

All my love,
-Aleigh Joy

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  1. I always love reading your blog Aleigh! :-) I miss you!

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    1. ww I'm so glad! :) I miss you too! I want to come visit again:)

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  3. I just love you. You are so positive and so happy and I love it! Keep smiling. And come back to Utah soon. :)

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    1. Awww thanks so much! I just love you too and I hope I'll be back in Utah soon, that sounds fun :)

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