The joy scout is a scribe of her surroundings. 

This is a catalog of her devotion to seeking and cultivating joy.



In 2012, a young woman lost her father to colon cancer. He was 57. She was 22.

Grief kept no distance and robbed her, entirely, of joy. Years later, she wondered how she could find what she no longer possessed, and started asking friends (and perfect strangers) one simple question: "What comes to mind when you think of the word joy?" 

The answers were poignant, meandering, abstract, funny, delightful and terribly sad, but through them she started to piece herself back together. Joy was all she thought about. Joy was all she talked about. And soon, joy was all she saw around her.