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Daily Joy Log My name is Amy LaDeroute - welcome to my site. I'm a voice actor, singer, actress and sketch writer. I blog about finding joy in simple things.

18 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Do You Have A Blind Spot When It Comes To Seeing Your Own Value?

We are so caught up in all of our old mindsets and beliefs that we’ve picked up over the years, that it clouds our greatness. We all have so much to offer we just can’t see it.


05 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Sorry Walmart You Just Can’t Compete!

Christmas has come and gone and I can tell you one thing. When it comes to gifts, I believe I received one of the most spectacular ones this year and Walmart could not provide it.


20 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Afraid Boredom Will Ruin Your Marriage?

I decided to make this morning a little different. Before my husband was completely awake I started singing. The first song that came to my mind was “Spanish Flea” by Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass. Don’t ask me why that stupid song popped into my head, but it did. I suggest you you tube it if you don’t know it. It will give you a good idea of how funny I looked and sounded lying on my back looking up at the ceiling singing this song.


29 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Brutal Honesty Can Increase Joy

I think everything can be solved if you take the time to communicate without lashing out at each other. I suppose that’s why I’ve been happily married for twenty nine years to my very best friend.


18 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Be More Joyful

You’re a size ten? Honey you need to get down to a zero! Where the heck did size zero come from anyway? A size six used to be considered tiny. Now we have to aspire to be a zero? Really? I don’t think I was a size zero when I was born and at this age I don’t think I’ll be squeezing into a zero or a two or a four any time soon. Guess what? I’m pretty happy with myself anyway. I’m not a cow but I could feel bad about myself if I believed what the magazines and commercials told me. “Babe, you’re just not good enough.”


24 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

I Just Caught My Husband Watching

The other night I came downstairs to the funniest sight. My dashing husband was dressed in his hip jeans, awesome shirt, a snappy suit jacket, sitting in a chair watching the Lawrence Welk Show. I was going out for the evening with a girl friend but I had to stop in my tracks to take notice of this strange phenomenon. I started to laugh out loud. Within minutes we were both laughing hysterically.


18 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Laughter Is The Outward Expression Of Joy

There we were in my uncles kitchen. My mother, uncle, cousins and nephews. Ken and I started to sing a little Irish ditty that someone had taught us years ago and off to the races we went with hysteria. We laughed and laughed.


28 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Come See Me When I’m Alive Not When I’m Dead

My mother who is eighty seven years young has a great philosophy on life. She told me “If you care about me, come see me while I’m alive, not when I’m dead.” I’ve always taken that statement to heart. If we really care about the people we say we love, doesn’t it make sense to call them once in a while? Perhaps send them a little gift now and then? Or better yet, pay them a visit when you can. I know it’s hard to find the time and in this economy money may be an issue.


11 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Gas Fairies!

Halfway up the parkway I noticed the gas gauge had moved drastically and the gas light had already come on. We still had a 30 minute drive and there were no gas stations any where near us. We kept going and I kept thinking……”This is not good, I hope we can make it home.”


26 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

I Get The Message!

The other day my friend and I were standing in my driveway getting ready to get in the car to go play some tennis. I had my cute little white tennis skirt on with my cute little white shirt. I had my cute little white socks on with my ever so cute little white tennis […]