Trek to Joy


Over the years I have been observing things being torn down, renovated, reinforced and rebuilt. And this has made me realize that change is inevitable and sometimes things get better than they were. We all don’t like change but it seems to be hitting us in the face these days. You either adapt, accept and ultimately get happy or you get angry, complain and negative.

Almost every exit out of my city is under construction. I counted, out of the 8 major routes out of my city, 5 are under construction and truly 4 of these lead you into the neighboring city. The other routes lead you into the country. So it is kind of hard to find joy when your little place in the world is surrounded by chaos and ugliness. Yet we all know in the end this too will pass and everything will be right again and probably better.

It seems like it is the same with our lives. We all have to experience the chaos at some point in our life in order to truly appreciate the joy. Those of us seeking joy have most likely had our lives turned upside down and now we realize how precious life is. For me it started in 2009 and continued till 2014, 6 years of hell and now here I am trying to find the joy. The only constant during that time period was my children and their school/activities. Yet a part of me yearns to have those years back so I could enjoy my children more. They grew up before I was ready.

Those years have led me on a path that I was starting when I was younger but got sidetracked from. Now I can Thank those 6 years of Hell for leading me back to where I am suppose to be. It has been very rough but

Here I Am ready to find JOY!

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”  Deepak Chopra

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”          C.S. Lewis

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn Monroe

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.”  Tony Robbins

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Maria Robinson