I went on a hunt to find a video for this theme of joy connected to loss. I found this one from The Bucket List and at first I thought it wouldn't work. But the more I thought about it the more I realized how perfect it is. We have to find our joy or we will never find home.
Dear Edward, I've gone back and forth the last few days trying to decide whether or not I should even write this. In the end, I realized I would regret it if I didn't, so here it goes. I know the last time we saw each other, we weren't exactly hitting the sweetest notes-certain wasn't the way I wanted the trip to end. I suppose I'm responsible and for that, I'm sorry. But in all honestly, if I had the chance, I'd do it again. Virginia said I left a stranger and came back a husband; I owe that to you. There's no way I can repay you for all you've done for me, so rather than try, I'm just going to ask you to do something else for me-find the joy in your life. You once said you're not everyone. Well, that's true-you're certainly not everyone, but everyone is everyone. My pastor always says our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life, Edward. My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.\
Find the joy...follow that stream and let it take you home. We are all part of the same river and if we allow ourselves to find our joy, find the things that give us joy and bring us to a place of peace and love we will make it home...