Despite My Circumstances

i want to find joy in every day.

i think it's a matter of perspective.

i can find happiness somewhere in each day, because i choose to.

whether it's because my neighbor brought his pug to the library at the same time i'm there and i get to kiss her, or because the sun's rays are shining through the clouds in that glorious way they do, or because i have a full tank of gas when it's raining, or because my four-year old niece called to say i'm her 'bff,' i can find happiness in each day.

major catastrophes loom in my reality, but i choose to find the beauty in these small moments, and that makes me happy.

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1 Response Mar 3, 2009

This is great! I find solace in the same things too! When I feel down, I go to my cousin's house to play with my 5 year old niece and 4 year old nephew. They just always life my spirits up. I like your perspective when you said you were grateful for being in a place at the same time a friend is there. I never thought about it that way, but it is fortuitous! Thank you for that! :) Have a nice day!