From my personal blog (January, 2015):
One of the highlights of 2014 for me was being able to reconnect with (and be warmly received by) the world-wide communion that is the Orders of Perpetual Indulgence. I wallow in the luxury of having great memories of The Toronto Order of Perpetual Indulgence while being able to experience the current Sisterhood. What began as small groups of gay men in a few cities around the world (San Francisco USA, Sydney, Australia and Toronto Canada) has blossomed into (without a word of exaggeration) a thousand members; gay, straight and otherwise- of all genders- in Houses and Missions in North and South America, Europe and Australia.
The core tenets of Perpetual Indulgence are three:
- the promulgation of universal joy;
- the expiation of stigmatic guilt;
- service to the local community;
I designed this “Choose Joy“™ logotype to encourage others (and remind myself) to choose joy. Yes, we have struggles and problems to fix, but find your JOY and annoy those who think you should be miserable.
Update: Expanded Range of Designs
In 2017 I added “Choose LOVE™” to my “Choose JOY™” design. Both are now (February, 2018) part of my new line: JKL Designs to promote Joy, Kindness and Love as a counter to the bigotry, hatred and meanness that is taking hold in our society.
Choose Joy™ Apparel and Merchandise at our Digital Gryphon #CafePress Shop:
Choose to live a life of JOY. Share it with friends, family and everyone you come into contact with. The world needs more JOY. This logotype is available on dozens of styles of shirts, as well as buttons and magnets and more.
Choose Joy™ Jewelry at our Digital Gryphon #GearBubble Shop:
Sterling plated pendant with a custom hardened resin insert to show the highest quality color vibrance in your necklace possible. On a 22 inch chain.