So spending a night at a yacht club transports me back to another life. Sometimes that other life feels like something I was cheated out of. The husband and two kids. The financial stability that was supposed to come with having a two-income family. But as I reminisce and imagine the life that might have been mine, I quickly come back to the life that IS mine and I am reminded that I have a choice. I can choose to be sad about what was lost or I can be grateful for what I have.
On my way home I heard an interview on NPR with Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace. The phrase that caught my attention was, "The trick is to live joyfully in an unfair world." These words resonated with me. They motivated me to blog for the first time in a long time. What true words she spoke. The world is not fair, but living joyfully is a choice that we can all make. Not all the time, but we can certainly strive for it.