The relentless pursuit of Joy

We have the right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Happiness in and of itself is not a right, it’s a lifelong pursuit. Yet it seems so evasive. We think we got it and it slips through our hands. It’s like trying to catch a butterfly in a net. Fleeting.

Joy, on the other hand, is deeper than happiness and pursues us. Happiness relies on circumstance, joy does not. Joy can capture us in the most unlikely of situations. When things seem at their worse, joy can break through.

Happiness and Joy. Though I pursue happiness, I’m grateful that joy relentlessly pursues me.

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One comment on “The relentless pursuit of Joy
  1. Jody says:

    Machines take vital signs and send them to the EHR. If a person is involved, such is an aid who puts them in the EHR. Nurses spend hours charting while the patients lie sufrefing.The doctors will be blamed but the likely facilitator is the EHR that did not indicate new data had arrived and that served as an impediment to the workflow that would have otherwise raised the sepsis warnings.

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