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Thanks for visiting Joy42. Follow along on my adventures as an American Expat, a newlywed, and someone trying to figure out how to take care of myself. I hope to encourage you to seek out the little joys in your life.

Five Joys | May

Five Joys | May

When I first did a Five Joys post back in April, I didn't realise how much I would enjoy putting this post together, so it was an easy decision to turn it into a monthly staple around here.

Super heroes are among us. Meet President Austin. He's here. He's four. And he's feeding the hungry and homeless in Birmingham, Alabama.

A chance encounter on a flight lead to this newborn being adopted when his birth mother was unsure how she would care for the baby.

Whether you watched the Royal Wedding or not, it's hard to argue that the Royal Family aren't charitable and philanthropic. Did you know that Harry handpicked Forget-Me-Nots (Diana's favourite) from their private garden at Kensington Palace for Meghan's bouquet? Did you know that after the wedding, they donated their flowers to patience at St. Joseph's Hospice in London?

Stacey Abrams has become the first African-American woman to be the nominee for the governor of a US State. 

Huffington Post offers a service that sends good new stories directly to your phone!

Tell me something that has inspired you or brought you joy over the last month in the comments below.

Speaking of joys, my June newsletter goes out on Friday, 1 June, and I'm including a quick sneak peek at some of our wedding photos from our photographer Brianne Haagenson. Sign up below to make sure you're on the list!

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