The quote from Fra Giovanni Gioconda is well worth keeping in sight on a kitchen wall or the like. In thses trying times, we need to remember to stay positive; that way we accomplish so much more.
“The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our
reach, is joy.” Fra Giovanni Giocondo
I keep the saying above on my desk at work, with it a beautiful picture of the children with sunflowers. I haven’t always been good at seeing the joy among challenges, for many reasons I’m finding I’m more anxious than I’d like to be – partly because of past experiences, partly because of current vulnerabilities. But the past few weeks I really noticed I’m getting better. It could be time with a stable wee boy, it could be the huge shot of vitamin D I’ve had, it could be some good homeopathy I’ve been taking and it could be some better boundaries I’m placing on myself professionally. It is likely a mix of all these things and a whole lot of prayer.
We still struggle. With Father’s Day tomorrow, the pain…
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