Live a Joyful Life

We have all suffered. Life is seriously challenging at times. Whether you are worried about your children, a difficult boss, or a recurring health problem, it brings you down. Many of you are suffering right now. Generally, we grow because of it and often we say why me?

I saw my mother struggle and suffer after losing my father and sisters in a house fire. I suffered too, not only the third degree burns down the front of my body, but also from the loss of three family members that I loved and loved me. On top of that, my mother who was so wounded she lost herself in alcohol.

And yet, here I am offering thoughts on how to move from the pain to a happier life. Lately, I’ve been comparing it to building an underground garage.

To heal one must:parking garage

  • Excavate
  • Analyze and glean info from the soil
  • Use tools, supplies and equipment (a master plan, permits and inspections).
  • Trench and stabilize
  • Add support structures and eventually build a strong foundation,  walls and floors.

Eventually, the parking garage will be so well built it holds hundreds of cars and can stand up to any storm. Just like you – healed, the old pain resolved and the light of day shining in, everything in working order. Your parking garage up, functioning and strong enough for a storm. That means you with inner peace.

Keys for today: Use your resources:

ask for help

  • Ask for help.
  • Allow yourself to be vulnerable.
  • Go to the library or the internet to answer your questions.
  • Create a support system for yourself.
  • Ask for what you need.
  • Do one thing to move yourself forward.

All these actions steps are part of the healing process. Each little action you see through from this list makes a difference. It shows you care about you and your well-being.

You deserve joy. We all do. Just because life is called a school doesn’t mean it can’t also have a playground. Once we do the work, we get to play! Life can be much lighter.

Over the next few months,

I’ll add more keys to Inner Peace and Joy for you.  In the meantime… More resources and ideas here.