Saturday, January 12, 2013

There Is No Joy Without Experiencing Pain

I have been on a quote hunt today... I am always on the lookout for new ones that inspire me and really make me feel something.  This quote made me have a small a ha moment... I have been looking for the pain to be gone so I can move forward, what I should be doing is understanding that the pain may lessen but it will never be gone; I just have to move forward anyway.

I think many of us, especially me believes that if I feel pain I can never feel happiness again.  I will always hold a little of the sadness in my heart but that does not mean that I will never feel amazing joy again, I will.  I have had sparks of it in the past few weeks...

Pain is not always a bad thing, it teaches us lessons and strengthens us.  If we take the lesson and grow from it, that is good thing...  The lesson in all this is that I need to be grateful, even for the pain for it teaches me and protects me now and in the future. 

I wanted to give a little update to one of my posts 'A Jar Of Happy Memories', I have began to fill it when ever I have a happy time that I always want to remember; I wanted to share a few with you here today, as I think this is what is helping me to move forward and I can see that even though the pain is not completely gone, I can see where I am still able to feel happy.

My beginning list is that I had a really great Christmas with Valentina, I am talking to my oldest daughter Andrea again, I was able to talk to David on both Christmas day and New Year's, right at midnight.  What I see from these memories, none of them involve money, all of them involve people I am really close to and spending time with them, even if it is just on the phone...  I am going to save each of these memories as they truly make me happy.

"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield


  1. I agree we can feel pain and joy at the same time. It happens quite frequently for me. Having joy does lessen the pain though and make it more bearable. Good post--made me think. :) Have a nice Sunday.

  2. very nice quotes, thanks for sharing!!


  3. Playing with your pain....that quote is intriguing :))). I wish I had the strength to do that. Once you have the strength to do that, I suppose the pain becomes tolerable. Kisses Launna, have a great week.

  4. The 2nd quote is my favorite--nothing could be truer!

  5. Thanks Daisy, it made me think too... I do agree that having the joy makes the pain bearable:)

  6. Thanks for the comment Brooklyn, when I am touched by a quote, I love to share them:)

  7. Thank you Petronela, I am hoping that by playing with the pain that it will strengthen me, have a wonderful week too :)

  8. Hi menopausal mama... I was really touched by that quote too.. I totally agree with it;)

    Thanks for the comment :)

  9. I agree with you
    without pain, we can never truly appreciate the happy moments we have

  10. Thank you for the comment Sayid... it is true, we can appreciate the happy moments so much more when we have had to deal with pain...

  11. Lovely post Launna ;
    U said the righht thing !
    There is pain before joy everywhere

  12. Thank you for your comment Bibin.. you are exactly right too... most of us want the joy without any pain and if we did get it that way, we could never know we had it;)


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