All of this is for you



“Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It’s okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.” ~ Miranda July

If you found this quotation as inspiring as I did, I’d recommend you make the acquaintance of Satya and Kaspa at Writing Our Way Home.  Satya’s doing a class, “Joyful July”, sending out 31 inspirational messages and practices you can do to appreciate and bring more joy into your life.  They also do a mindful writing practice called Small Stones, something I have yet to master.

Cee (my better half, wife and soul mate) tells me that my biggest problem is too much multitasking, and that’s what gets in my way.  She’s quite right in that.  I’m trying to slow down, pay more attention and savor the moment.  Finding more joy is all about that.  It’s the little things in life that bring the most change in us, I think.  Yes, the big events can have a impact, but they can’t sustain us day after day like the little joys can do.  So I’m building a better foundation for me, for my life and my relationships.

May your day be filled with little joys.


Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

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21 thoughts on “All of this is for you

  1. You did a fabulous job inspiring today, Chris. One of my favorite things about blogging (one of) is the daily reminders to look for/spread/rekindle joy. It’s too easy to fall into a poor, poor, pitiful me chasm. We should have a whole bunch of these. Joyful July, Amazing August, Special September… Well, you know what I mean. Thanks, Chris. I’m off to check out Satya and Kaspa.

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