Getting Your Joy Back

A little over a year ago, my life was pretty depressing. I remember crying an awful lot. Then one day, I was done being that sad. I got up... rode my bike... and I wrote this:

Some days... life sucks... 
Things don't go your way. People are nasty. Gas goes up ten cents over night. Your dog eats your homework. All that good stuff. The thing is, life is still going to go on whether you snap out of it or not. But sometimes it's much harder to get back on track. Sometimes, we all could use a little extra summthin'-summthin'. Something more than positive self-talk and affirmations. 
The other morning, I woke up feeling like I was done feeling down from the night before. I could think of no better way to get my Sugar back than to jump on my Beach Cruiser and ride around town. I rode around the fountain. I rode to the coffee shop for my Americano. I rode around the rose bushes. The wind in my hair, the sun rising over the hills, and all the sounds of a world coming to life at 6:30 in the a.m. were fantastic! It was all I needed.

So when someone or some thing steals your joy, what do you do to get it back?