#DayofJoy June 26th

What is the National Day of Joy?

Research has shown that sharing stories about the moments that bring us joy in life has far greater benefits than just remembering moments or writing them down for ourselves. That’s why Comfort Keepers created The National Day of Joy-- to inspire others to find and share joy in everyday moments, no matter how big or small.

Joy is an emotion that we foster across our organization – with staff teams, caregivers, clients and their families. The best way to help parents and senior loved one’s experience joy is by

creating a culture that embraces a higher quality of life. We encourage everyone at Comfort Keepers to bring daily doses of joy to the people we provide care to, and to each other.

We hope you’ll join the movement and celebrate the first ever National Day of Joy with us on June 26, 2019. Use hashtag #DayofJoy to share your moments of joy with us - whether it’s visiting with a friend, exploring a new coffee shop, or taking your dog for a walk in the sunshine.

National State of Joy Survey Results:
What Brings Us Joy?

We asked thousands of Americans across all 50 states what brings them the most joy in our inaugural National State of Joy Survey.

  • Exploring
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Travel
  • Watching TV
  • Worship

Some of the answers likely won’t come as a surprise: Family. Significant others. Pets. These are the most popular sources of joy that emerged from the survey. In addition to loved ones and pets, survey participants indicated that it’s also the otherwise small but often overlooked moments that fill them with joy and gratitude, whether its listening to music or enjoying a little bit of sunshine.

Too often, the pursuit of joy is relegated to the background of our lives as we tackle our day-to-day responsibilities. This may be why an overwhelming 87% of survey respondents indicated that we need more joy in the world.

And we agree—finding and sharing joy, no matter your age, can help brighten someone’s day and improve our physical health, mental health, and overall well-being.

This survey makes clear that the need for joy is universal but what brings us joy is very individual. Some of our favorite answers to “What was your most joyful moment?” included:

  • “The birth of my children”
  • “Laughing with friends”
  • “Returning home safely each day”
  • “My service dog”
  • “R&R on a warm summer day”
  • “Smelling the air right after it rains in the spring”
  • “My grandchildren and flowers”
  • “The day I married my husband 49 years ago”

What brings you joy?

Join the movement and share your moments, whether big or small, using hashtag #DayofJoy on social media. We’ll be there to celebrate with you!

Open House Celebrations

Comfort Keepers offices are part of their community and want to celebrate! Locations around the country hosted open house celebrations on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019. Below are just some of the images of this exciting day. We hope to see you at next year’s event.