Friday, June 22, 2012

Create Joy

"Life will bring you pain all by itself.
  Your responsibility is to create joy."
  Milton Erickson, M.D.

This is hard to remember when I've been up to my hips in alligators. Why did I so often feel I was in that swamp, fighting for my life? So much time was taken up on what wasn't right, how much I had to do, how important it was to do all of it. Yes, life still brings pain, but for the most part, I think I've stopped being the sole proprietor.

Baruch ata adonai thank you for yesterday's joys of friendship and intimacy. And cool weather helps. Thanks for that too. Amen


  1. Barbara,

    I always enjoy your words, am often surprised by what I read about you and many times I giggle, sigh, relate to what you have written -- sometimes all at once.

  2. I enjoy your collection of quotes, and then how you apply them to your everyday happenings. Keep up your creative energy.