Thursday, 7 June 2012

... to Take Joy

'...within our reach is joy. Take Joy!'
It was very tempting today to wallow in misery. I had several reasons why I didn't feel like greeting the day with glee - cold weather, worry about my sick brother, being in a lot of pain. 
  But as I lay in bed, a quotation came to mind, written in 1513 by Fra Giovanni, an Italian artist .

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take Joy!

And I realised that it was entirely up to me whether I had a gloomy day or a joyful one. So I got out of bed and I took joy. 
  How is your day going?

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