“Joy Chose You,” a stunning piece by Donna Ashworth, graces page 9 of her acclaimed book “Wild Hope: Healing Words to Find Light on Dark Days.” Celebrated as a #1 Sunday Times Bestseller in January 2024, this book showcases Ashworth’s exceptional talent for crafting verses that deeply resonate with the heart. In this poem, she weaves words with a personal and intimate touch, guiding readers on a journey through the nuanced landscapes of human emotion. With her signature blend of insight and tenderness, Ashworth’s “Joy Chose You” emerges not just as a poem, but as a beacon of light for anyone seeking solace in dark times.
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Joy Chose You
by Donna Ashworth
Joy does not arrive with a fanfare
on a red carpet strewn
with the flowers of a perfect life
joy sneaks in
as you pour a cup of coffee
watching the sun
hit your favourite tree
and you usher joy away
because you are not ready for her
your house is not as it should be
for such a distinguished guest
but joy, you see
cares nothing for your messy home
or your bank balance
or your waistline
joy is supposed to slither through
the cracks of your imperfect life
that’s how joy works
you cannot truly invite her
you can only be ready
when she appears
and hug her with meaning
because in this very moment
joy chose you.
If you’ve fallen in love with “Joy Chose You,” you’re certainly not alone. This poem has found its way into the hearts of countless individuals, gaining popularity on TikTok for its touching and relatable message. It’s a perfect choice for sharing with your loved ones during Thanksgiving, a time when we come together to cherish the blessings in our lives.
And if you’re as captivated by Donna Ashworth’s words as I am, don’t hesitate to explore more of her work by grabbing a copy of her book. In every verse, you’ll discover the warmth and wisdom that make her a beloved poet for our times.