Within Our Reach Is Joy

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.
~ Linne

Notes From The Frugal Trenches


 “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…

View original post 301 more words


3 thoughts on “Within Our Reach Is Joy

  1. I am going to use Image Chef to turn that into a beautiful meme to save and print out. I think that we all need to be reminded that even when life seems to be too much to bear, just around the corner there is light. Again, that natural desire for everything to reach balance is in action. Cycles are part and parcel of life but so many times we get stuck in the troughs of depression and just can’t manage to see the beautiful things that life has for us just around the corner… this is a lovely share Linnie 🙂

    • Yes, we need to balance the scary stuff with the positive or we’ll end up like the Spanish Inquisition or worse . . .

      Glad you liked the quote. I’d love to see your meme when it’s done. Thanks for the Image Chef recommend, too; I’ve earmarked it for future exploration.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your comments. ~ Linne

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s