Entries by Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

In Love

What do I do with the griefs and disappointments of my life and with the exuberant joys and blessings? Do I simply ignore one for the other, focus on pain over joy or vice versa, pretend pain has not occurred? I understand that joy is simply not the same as happiness, and that one who lives ecstatic with wonder, with a joyful and jubilant heart is one who has experienced and held grief and disappointment with the same tender hand that they’ve held their happiest moments. So what if I could allow all the bees of my life’s experience to return, like nectar brought to the hive of my heart, to be churned–every moment of pain and every moment of ease and excitement– into abundant golden honey?