Wednesday, February 1, 2012

words: the traveling red dress

last year, i decided to choose joy. that one decision made a huge difference in my life.  even for someone who has always been optimistic, there are times when it is easier to wallow in sadness or anger.  don't get me wrong - sadness and anger are completely valid emotions, and they should never be ignored, or suppressed, or brushed aside. but when i was done acknowledging that i was sad, or mad, or just plain fed up with things...that was when i found it was time to choose joy.  to seek out the things that make me smile just a little, or belly laugh, or even better, feel so full of delight i'm not sure you can handle it.  to seize the beauty that is present in everyday life and cherish it, even if just for a brief moment.  so many lovely things last year grew out of my decision to choose joy, and i hope it is something i will remember to do for the rest of my life.

choosing joy means different things for different people, and for some, that joy comes in the form of a traveling red dress.  it's a story i think you might appreciate.  no one tells it better than the original author, so today i'm sending you to one of my favorite blogs for you to learn of the magic yourself. {note: be warned that if you read other posts besides the red dress ones, she is hilariously inappropriate most of the time, and sometimes deeply personal.

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