Monday, January 30, 2012

we all have a choice

It's hard these days for me to think about anything other than the challenges at hand...but reading the words of others I read the following and I choose joy....

Monday January 30, 2012

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

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