My posts are loosely based on emotions/mental drama and anguish while introducing you to some books bearing the same or closely related titles/themes.
J is for Joy!
Are you enjoying the journey? Or are you merely happy, content and existing? I decided many years ago that I did not want to be happy, I wanted to find joy! That doesn't mean life or the journey will be easy nor does it mean I will laugh at the hardest circumstances or situations. No, it means that when the hard stuff comes I can make the decision to pull myself together keep moving and get 'er done!
When I was child, there was a monkey at the zoo who would smoke cigarettes and throw poo at the patrons. He would laugh and seemed to gain pleasure and satisfaction from his accomplishments. Sometimes life can hurl poo at you and it seems there is some monkey somewhere laughing at you and making folly of all your efforts.
For me social media can be overwhelming and thoughts of failure press through my mind bringing insecurity and anxiety and I want to walk away. But I can't. When my older children were younger I impressed upon them the importance of never quitting and to do all things with their whole heart.
That face right there! That's joy!