With the health crisis and unrest facing our world, finding a reason to be joyful is hard. But it’s important that we smile—even if it’s through tears.
Sadness surrounds us
and for that I haven’t much reason
to be joyful.
But my battered heart longs
for a moment of joy.
Remind me that,
though our spirits are wounded,
above the heavy clouds is the sun
waiting to warm us.
After the storm passes,
I know I will see clear skies.
That alone is reason to smile.
Do one thing today that makes you feel better. Rise above the storm of grief—if only for a moment—and give yourself permission to be happy.