Joy is such a powerful and misunderstood word.
(I may not be as creative as some of my friends here on The GROVE, but I wanted to share my heart 🙂 )
So often we think JOY means I’ll be HAPPY. Such different words. Websters says that JOY is “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight.” Dictionary.com defines Happy as “delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing; or characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy.”
Both definitions make me smile. What else is a gal to do when confronted with JOY and Happy?
You’ve probably heard (like me) that JOY is that undergirding decision to find joy regardless of our circumstances, while Happy is an emotion that comes and goes.
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