(This is a journal entry from April this year. )
It’s been a rough time recently. Today, I found some of my joy back, just sitting with my Muslim familia at the Webb Foundation weekend school – chatting about Punjabi, Iqbal, and Sufi books while the kids played basketball.
The hour-long trek through driving snow in mid-April? Still worth it.
As my ammi says: خوشیاں ڈھونڈا کرو Khushian dhoonda karo. “Seek out joys for yourself.”
Don’t wait to stumble upon them. Don’t wait for them to change your world or to alight upon you. Hunt them down, claim them, and enjoy them.