Obviously, there is a lot of tension in my family.
I am doing my best to reduce the ill effects of that tension on my life.
I refuse to to give up my heart, or sell my soul, becoming someone I despise.
I'm incredibly sorry you bring out the worst in me.
But I choose joy.
I refuse to wallow, to allow the hurt to destroy that light.
Instead I will seek out, find and recognize joy.
I choose joy.
"Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God." ~ Sam Storms