You can’t take away the pain, but you can always add joy.
Let’s talk about this awesome concept/quote that I have modified.
There are SO many inspiring quotes out there. Most all are amazing. But many seem unreachable sometimes. Probably the thing that inspires me most in my life that these other quotes CAN apply to me is B, my fiance, and his go-getting attitude towards life. When he wants something, he just KNOWS he can make it happen and he goes for it. He has this confidence. The other VERY important piece to the way he does this is that he has patience. He know some of these things take a lot of time to achieve, and he is patient with the process. I have trouble with that, but he continuously encourages me to believe.
However, the above concept (that you can’t always take away the pain, but you can always add joy) is something I can work with every day, even when so many of my dreams seem impossible and I get overwhelmed even trying.
What does adding joy mean? Go on a walk, watch a TV show, just feel good about each little positive coping mechanism you use (and KNOW you deserve to use them), take a bath, hang out with friends, go on an adventure (I have really been focus on our weekend activities as a way to add joy into my life), go swimming, cook a nice meal. Just sit and read as a way to take care of yourself and add joy.
It’s the little things.
So right now I am focused on adding joy.