And When The Idea of Joy is Just Depressing?

On our cynical days, we say, oh please, you think joy is possible, or effective, or realistic? And i say, yes, it’s all three. But if it isn’t within reach today, if the idea of joy is depressing, try one of joy’s younger siblings, instead: Try hope for something a bit better tomorrow, try mild optimism, try ten seconds of peace. Try anything that gives you more energy right now. We’ll find our way back to joy that way. (Thanks to Esther.)

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3 Responses to And When The Idea of Joy is Just Depressing?

  1. richard says:

    This is more powerful than most people realize… :o)

  2. Stella says:

    ’10 seconds of peace’ is really all my sad state can take in today- do you know how wonderful and freeing it is to give myself permission to do just that?

    Ahhh beautiful 🙂 great post x

  3. kristinshepherd says:

    Stella, So glad this is freeing. I feel the same way.

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