Joy is joy

There is joy in small things.
There is joy in big things too.
No more, no less. Joy is joy.

There is wisdom in waking up during the middle of the night to write while the ideas are flooding your mind.
There is wisdom in staying asleep until the light of morning breaks to help you see things more clearly. No more, no less. Wisdom is wisdom and sleep is sleep.

There is much to fear from everything that is unknown or misunderstood in this world.
There is much to fear from missing out on opportunities and to journey on roads less traveled. No more, no less. Fear is fear.

There is danger in making an effort to be kind because someone might not notice.
There is danger in making an effort to be kind because someone might notice.
No more, no less. Danger is danger and effort is effort.

There is discouragement in the mirror.
There is encouragement in the mirror.
There is courage in both. No more, no less.
You choose which one you see.

*In case you’re wondering where this post originated.
I wanted to write an open letter to my students, TED Ed Club, and myself as a reminder to see the joy in the struggle and setbacks of life as much as in the process and results. No more, no less.

 

 

 

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