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Whether or not you celebrate a winter holiday, the years’ end is a perfect time to look back at the…

Photo by Michelle Weber.

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Whether or not you celebrate a winter holiday, the years’ end is a perfect time to look back at the year-that-was and happily forward to the year-that-will-be. A time of renewal, celebration, and joy.

This week, let’s set ourselves up for a happy new year: share a photo that shows us JOY. Here’s one to get you started:

Photo by Michelle Weber.

Photo by Michelle Weber.

While in Hanoi, Vietnam, my friends and I went for a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, where we found a group of older women doing some mid-morning jazzercize. When they began doing The Chicken Dance, we couldn’t stay still; before we knew it we were in the circle, clapping and shimmying with the best of them.

It’s impossible to keep a smile off your face when you’re publicly impersonating a chicken with a group of highly amused Vietnamese grandmothers, and I snapped this shot of one of my travel companions mid-cluck. The open arms, the smile, the sense of abandon — it embodies joy.

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When was the last time you captured “joy” with your lens? Your five-year-old opening the hoped-for gift on Christmas morning? A puppy quivering with excitement when his best friend gets home at the end of a long workday? A colorful riot of flowers, or a sunset in an explosion of orange and pink?

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us JOY.

– Michelle
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