Thursday January 30, 2014

Choosing Joy


Joy is what makes life worth living, but for many joy seems hard to find. They complain that their lives are sorrowful and depressing. What then brings the joy we so much desire? Are some people just lucky, while others have run out of luck? Strange as it may sound, we can choose joy. Two people can be part of the same event, but one may choose to live it quite differently than the other. One may choose to trust that what happened, painful as it may be, holds a promise. The other may choose despair and be destroyed by it.


What makes us human is precisely this freedom of choice.


- Henri J. M. Nouwen  

The Joy of Aging Mindfully



 I can wake up each morning with
the intention not to do harm.
I am so grateful that I never stop
learning and that I can continue to grow as a
compassionate and loving human being.



  Jan 28


Today I give myself permission to take the quiet time I need to meditate and to improve my conscious contact with God.