You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16:11 NRSV
When your journey through grief is at an end, it is your sacred duty to choose life. Contentment intimates that there is life beyond grief. Peace assures you that life will again be good and whole. Happiness suggests that your soul yet again will be flooded with joy. In joy you live again in rich fullness, restored to beauty, possibility and wonder. Choose life. Flourish and serve.
God, you show me the path of life. I am grateful that there is fullness of joy in your presence. Amen.
God wants me to live. God needs me to live. God wants me to want to live.