Tuesday, November 5, 2013

my choice

Happy is a choice. So is despair. Even if it doesn't seem so at the time. It's still a choice. My choice.

This has been a hard year for me. My father in law died in April. My father's dementia has taken him into unreachable places. Other things have not gone well. Health. Investments. Friends. Stress has taken a physical toll on my body. The bottom has fallen out of my world, not once, but twice this year.

I choose joy.

Willie and Lobo "Dance With You."


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I'm so glad to hear you are choosing joy.
I love Willie and Lobo. I own 4 of their cd's. Their music always makes me smile.

Karin Goeppert and Kenneth Burns said...

Good for you that you have the strength and the willpower to choose joy.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, Nancy. I first heard Willie and Lobo at a figure painting class and loved how the energy of their music made the painting process more free and easy. I have two CDs. Which is your favorite?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Karin: thank you for your comment. So much better to take action and choose joy than to passively sit back and feel miserable!

Ruth Armitage said...

Thank you for my first introduction to this fun group! I like it :) Hope that you find joy easier and easier to pursue and that once in a while it sneaks up and surprises you :)

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Ruth! I am happy to make the introduction for you. I think that with practice, joy comes easier. Thanks for stopping in!