I live on a sea of sand and alkali patches, in a barren desert, at the far end of a small sprawling community in Northern Nevada. Desolate, wind swept country. This is my hard won slice of paradise. Against all odds, I cultivate trees, flowers, vegetables, peace and contentment. This is my garden in the sun.
I've always liked this quote. I believe it is quite true. There are those who are born with unimaginable and painful illnesses and yet they make an effort to live each day to the fullest. Giving of themselves when ever they are able. They choose happiness.
There are those who have lived through hell, been down and out, been in war zones, been beaten, raped, robbed, felt the death of loved ones. They make every effort to live each day to the fullest. They choose happiness.
The sorrows and pains do not leave us. They are simply the catalyst to the realization that this is the one day we have. This is the one life we get. We can live in peace within ourselves once we have ascertained this fact. And we can make every effort to look at the bright side. We can choose happiness.