Little Joys Ch.41

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 10th, 2020

Sometimes we need to make the choice between something that feels safe, and something that we feel we need to do to be happy. Quitting that job that gives you financial stability, ending that relationship, turning away from a bad group of friends.

Happiness is not, and never will be, or should be, a permanent state. We are all in a constant flux, shifting from one emotion to the next. It is the reality of life, as we react and perceive the world and others around us we feel differently. It is what makes us human, and it is the choices we make in each moment that allow us to feel the full spectrum of emotions and experience life as it happens.

That being said, there are certain things we do, certain people we spend time with, who tend to put us into a more negative state, and it is up to us to make the choice to move away from those things, even if they made us feel a certain sense of stability, so that we can aim towards a path that can help us, if not be happy all the time, at least lean us more towards that state of being, so that we can hit those high notes, find those little joys more often, instead of missing out on them because that person or place is creating too much noise and drowning out the good moments.

Remember to always be honest about your situation in life, and make the choice that you genuinely feel is healthiest for you, even if its much more difficult in the moment. Safety and comfort are generally not the best path, even though our brains trick us into thinking so.

Open mind, strong heart, keep moving forward folks.



Choices are all we have in this world. The choice to leave or to stay, to take a chance on something, regardless of how crazy it is, or the choice to allow our fear of the unknown to cripple us.

Which would you rather be, the crazy one..or the cripple?


Open mind and the values we strive for

Keeping an open mind is imperative, as we understand that many perspectives hold value, sometimes carrying a piece of a grander picture we have yet to uncover.

While allowing for an open mind, we must still be firm and unyielding on matters of import, especially when we have reasoned through the subject matter.

Humans as a whole must choose a code to live by.

A set of ideals to strive towards, understanding that none of us are perfect, and that we will stumble and fall in our attempts to reach the lofty heights of our idealism, but we must not allow our failures to hinder us from continuing on the path, otherwise we will spend our lives adrift in a storm ridden sea, unable to find the light in the darkness guiding us to shore.