In reflecting on those moments as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, patient, caregiver, friend and physician, there are times one can feel lost and overwhelmed. Often we are too tired to seek guidance or comfort for ourselves. Everyone wants to be joyful. But it is a practice that lasts only until the next time we wake up. Then we must remember, like a recipe, the small steps that we can control in resetting our focus, purpose and path in joy. This book hopes to provide short stories and reflections to enable the habit of realizing what obstacle to joy we are facing. We all need to build the muscles necessary in facing and adapting to whatever we have on our plate each day. As music is its own beautiful and powerful form of healing, many of the pages have song "pairings". Life is like a never ending soundtrack.