Sunday, February 05, 2012

Choose 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 from 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 Nouwen

3 comments:

Beth said...

Yes. Love that Nouwen quote so much.

Peggy Miller said...

I choose it with you sweet daughter.

From The Mission Field said...

I love this...and your story. I will be following you here. I amthe mother of 6 (sometimes claimed by 9) and we have lost 3 children before they were born. We have chosen joy also, each day by His grace I choose joy.