Joy Still Happens After Divorce


“Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are.” ~ Marianne Williamson

This Is A New Day

The sunrise was beautiful this morning. Fog hugging the ground… light revealing itself slowly. This is a new day! A day full of joy waiting to be discovered.

If you are struggling in the middle of your divorce journey right now, you are probably thinking, “she’s crazy! I’m a lot of things, but I’m not joyful… in fact, I’m anything but joyful.” But joy is not only found when everything works out according to our plans. Amidst our lows, our defeats and disappointments, there is joy to be had.

There Is Joy To Be Found In Every Day

Through my divorce I spent many hours, days… months… feeling anything but cheery. But the truth is, if we make an effort to pause and really notice all of the things we DO have to be joyful about, it changes us.

Think about how good we have it, really. We have our spiritual self that nothing can destroy or defeat. We have God-given talents and abilities to share. We have enough to eat and clean water to drink. And we have people who care about us and want good things for us.

You Are In Charge

Don’t let the actions of one person destroy your joy. If you let that happen, it’s your fault as much as his. You are better than that. You are wiser than that.

You are responsible for your own happiness. Choose to let God help with that, too. He is Joy personified and wants to give you not only deep joy, but gladness, and even laughter again as well.

“He (God) will fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” ~ Job 8:21 (NIV)

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About the Author:

Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.