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Hey there my beautiful friend!

I’m so happy to be here with you because let’s be honest, life can sometimes have us so stuck in survival mode that it can be challenging to find moments to simply slow down and connect with one another. 

 

So thank you for taking the time to do so <3

 

As you might already know, my name’s Laura Lee Peters but you can call me by my nickname Lau.

 

What you may not know, is my story, and the story behind the creation of project little joy. 

 

So I figured I’d take the time to share them with you here so that we can get to know one other a little bit better. 

Ever since I was really young, I’ve had this dream of making the world a better place.

 

I had no idea what that looked like career wise, and I tried about a million different careers along the way trying to figure it out, but I knew what it felt like in a way that I couldn’t seem to explain to anyone else. 

 

When I would tell people that I was going to make the world a better place I’d often hear - you can’t change the world or it is the way it is and you can’t do anything about it. 

 

But I knew with all of my heart and soul that that wasn’t true. 

 

I knew that I could help to make the world a better place and I knew that I had the power to do so - I just didn’t know how yet. 

As the years went by my hopes of making the world a better place seemed to get further and further away from me as my mental health continued to deteriorate due to being a highly emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship with my parents. 

 

Although I did my best to stay strong and I did everything I could to hold onto my dreams, eventually my relationship with them lead me to having a mental breakdown that wound me up in a crisis centre barely holding on to life. 

 

The only thing that kept me alive was my family’s love and the tiniest glimmer of hope in my heart telling me that my dreams could still come true. 

 

I have no idea how that hope stayed alive in me, but it did, and I held onto it with every little bit of strength I had left. 

 

There were so many days where I really didn’t think I’d make it through because the pain, the dark thoughts, the fear, and damage that my mind, body, and heart experienced, felt like way too much to process. 

But guess what? I made it through! 

So now comes the story of Project Little Joy. A few years ago I’d had the idea of creating a community for people that were looking to experience more hope, healing, love and joy in their lives.

 

I had this entire workshop that popped into my head in what felt like minutes and saw myself standing on a stage teaching people about rediscovering and reconnecting to joy. 

 

The community was called the lil joy community. I created a Facebook group, a fancy banner, and even ended up leading a little workshop called Rediscovering Joy that went really well!

 

It felt like magic - it felt like it was the thing I was supposed to be doing. But life had some pretty big obstacles that it threw my way and that dream was put on pause. 

 

But then, something changed. My life as I knew it. Blew up. I had the biggest breakdown I’d ever experienced. I woke up to the reality that I’d been living for my entire life and seeing it fully was so brutal but so incredibly necessary. 

 

I knew that I needed to receive support from professionals because I had no clue how to go through it alone. In reaching out for help, I was connected with the most compassionate and honestly the coolest councillor I could’ve ever asked for. 

Not only did she help me to understand myself, my emotions, and the aftermath of all the years of abuse I'd been through, she also helped me to remember one of my greatest gifts.

 

My ability to find joy in the simplest things. 

 

With this realization, came the hope of making project little joy a reality seem closer than it ever had before. 

 

If I could still find joy after everything I’d been through, I knew that I could help others to do the same. I knew that Project Little Joy was possible. 

 

So in a way I am Project Little Joy because it started with me coming back to joy after life had thrown more curve balls than I could’ve ever imagined. 

But beyond my own journey, Project Little Joy is a project that I hope with all of my heart and soul will help you to feel hopeful again. That it will help you to believe that there are good people in the world. That it will help you to feel like you’re no longer alone. 

 

That it will help you to find your people. That it will help you to heal. That it will help you to connect, to love and to fully feel joy in all the ways you dream of and more. 

 

Project Little Joy is about you choosing to listen to the little glimmer of hope that’s in your heart telling you that you can create your dream life too. 

 

I believe in Project Little Joy more than anything in the entire world and I believe that together we can make this world a better place to be. 

Thank you for taking the time to read all of this. 

 

Thank you for being here.  

 

Thank you for being a part of Project Little Joy. 

 

With all my love, 

 

Laura

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