Thanks to the folks at Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills, IL, for allowing me to speak during Friday night services earlier this month about why and how I wrote What Brings You JOY? and 8 Ways to Bring More JOY Into Your Life. It warmed my heart to see old friends and meet some new ones. I’ve gotten great feedback from the evening, including Andi Freier, who wrote this week: “Most of us get caught in the noise of our everyday lives and sometimes forget to take note of the little things that make us smile. Thank you for moving my joy radar to the front of my brain.”