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Do you know what brings you joy?



Staff Member on Leave
Jan 25, 2012
Found this article thought-provoking...

A Kintsugi Life | Finding the treasure in life's scars

One of the commonalities that everyone who has had their life broken open is the experience of grief.

All brokenness comes with loss. It may be loss of a relationship, a job, your health, your possessions, your sense of safety, your reputation, a loved one, your community, or even your self-identity. (Often a combination of these kinds of losses.)

No matter what form of loss you have undergone, loss causes grief. And grief is taxing on our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual selves.

It is easy in the midst of grieving to lose sight of what makes life worth living.

When you know what brings you joy, it is easier to create space for those things in your life—even in the midst of your grief—to remind you of the good things in life.

This might mean carving out some time to spend in nature, indulging your creativity, immersing yourself in music, or spending a little extra time on your favorite hobby. It doesn’t really matter what it is as long as it is a life-giving, joyful activity for you.

These little glimpses of joy don’t miraculously make the grief evaporate, but they can motivate us to keep moving intentionally through the grieving process by reminding us of what waits for us on the other side of grief.

Small tastes of joy along the way can offer powerful sustenance and encouragement to a weary, grieving heart. And it’s so much easier to make those small sips happen when you know where joy comes from for you.


Well-known member
Jan 27, 2015
Alice, thank you for sharing.

I've just quickly scanned right now, but it looks lovely. Going to read more later.

Even thinking about what brings joy to us is a helpful thought and brought a smile to my face :)
Thank you.

Unique xx
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