joy, despite

It’s hard to be joyful when you’re not comfortable or happy with a situation.  Even when joy is warranted, when joy is expected, there can still be a bit of sadness.  Kind of like getting a promotion out of the department you worked in long enough to make friends.  Sure, you’re happy for the wage … More joy, despite

joy thief

I often think of happy people as being naive, almost ridiculously carefree.  And aren’t all the cool people melancholy?  Artists, musicians, deep thinkers.  They’re generally not always smiling.  They’re serious and focused.  To me, it’s almost like it’s perfectly fine to be happy as a child, but once we’re grown up, we need to lean … More joy thief