Friday, April 29, 2011

Not Only Joy

A follow-up to yesterday's "Share the Joy Thursday":

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."~Helen Keller (and she should know)

I want to feel it all, be grateful for it all, have a full life...God, grant me the strength and courage to accept the hard things as well as the joy...

~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark edited by me


Kim Mailhot said...

We are meant to feel it all, I think, Olivia. It makes the moments of peace, joy and grace so much sweeter when we have visited the grief, sadness or pain. Praying for strength for all of us.
Love and light, even in the darkness, my friend.

patti said...

Kim has said it so well!

We know we are alive when we feel the full range of emotions. We can only enjoy the calm days and brace ourselves for the stormy ones.

Wishing you strength and love.

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kim and Patti, for getting this.

At this point in my life, I am only just learning the wisdom of this practically, although intellectually I've known it for years...full depth and range of feeling is vital to feeling and being truly alive.

Thank you both for sharing, xoO