Rejoice into Your Life

Rejoice

If you are lucky to possess good health then you should rejoice everyday into your life. So it’s cold and raining or snowing. Bring that child living inside of you out into the open and jump into the rain puddles, and let the snow tickle your nose. Pay attention and see how each little snowflake has its own design. Marvel at nature. Breathe deep; this is life.

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” ~ Lao Tzu

Be kind to yourself, especially if you’re caring for a chronically ill human, or pet in your life. Caregivers get lost in the caring and forget about themselves. Sometimes depression sets in as constant worry and the workload take over. It’s hard to feel joy, or for that matter, feel anything. All warning signs to take better care of You and find help.

“A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun. A bird settled on the fire escape. Joy in the task of coffee; joy accompanied me as I walked.” ~ Anais Nin

Joy is found in the little things. Get the rest you need, and feed your soul. If you can’t give to yourself you will be of no use to anyone that needs your help. A little bit of time to yourself will make you a new person filled with energy and happiness. Seek balance.

“I rejoice in what I have, and I greet the new with open arms.” ~ Louise Hay

Rejoice into this life you’ve been given, and live.

23 thoughts on “Rejoice into Your Life

  1. When we finally see the ‘why’ of all that we do, we can do no other than rejoice in its beauty, understanding that all that went before was created with great love ❤️
    Thank you for sharing your beauty kind lady, may it spread forever ❤️

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  2. Your words are so beautiful Mark and comforting. May the beauty in life always grace your being, and give you the love that you give to others.

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  3. Val Boyko says:

    Sound advice for us all as we move through the highs and lows of life 💕

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  4. Pam Lazos says:

    Love these quotes, Michele, esp. the ones about embracing joy. I know what it’s like to have long-term care-giving responsibilities — my husband has MS — and to still have to do all the other things like work, raise kids, etc., so joy has a tendency to fall to the bottom of the pile. I am going to make time for the joy-filled moments today! Thanks for the encouragement. xo

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    • The joy is hard to find sometimes when so much responsibility becomes yours alone. It’s a lot and can really get us down. It’s those tiny little things like a hot cup of coffee or a walk along with nature that we can grab as our very own joy with some peace. I hope your husband is doing well with handling his MS. I know it must be hard. Those quotes made me feel good and I wanted to share them. Thank you for being you, and for sharing your life with all of us. xo

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  5. Yes good health is huge.

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  6. Eliza says:

    This made me smile. As every one of your posts always do. Smile at the sunshine and rain.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    You are a wonderful person Michele.
    God bless you.

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  8. […] thinking of a couple – if I was writing this publicly I’d link them (edit: Thank you M and A for writing) – live this energy, are just, real, connected people. One of the friends I […]

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  9. floatinggold says:

    So much wisdom in this post.

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  10. msw blog says:

    Great message, and I really love the Lao Tzu quote.

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  11. Pazlo says:

    “It’s not the load that will where you down, but the way you carry it.”
    – Lena Horne

    “Don’t pray for easier lives, pray to be stronger men.”
    – President John Kennedy

    “Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
    – Francis of Assisi

    My inner light and I have developed a close and inexorable bond. I have observed and learned my lessons from many fine examples laid before me. Examples of responses to calling. Selfless and self-sacrificing devotion.
    Among my teachers are prophets and kings. Elsewhere are ordinary men and women, leading or having led ordinary lives of extraordinary strength. Helen Keller. Stephen Hawking. John McCain.

    The tiny struggles in my tiny life pale in comparison.

    Seek peace,

    Paz

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