"There is joy in all."~ Anne Sexton, American poet
I found myself embracing and pushing away from this quote. Believing and disbelieving it.
Joy in all.
Yes, I think so.
I've had my disappointments. The joy in that? The comfort of friends.
I've been discouraged. The joy in that? Discouragement doesn't last. There's always a moment when the gray cloud lifts and--there it is again--hope.
I've been told no. The joy in that? Sometimes "no" turns out to be the absolute best answer. And when it wasn't, I learned to live with "no."
Joy in all?
If you look for it.
What about you? Where have you found unexpected joy in all of life?
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