Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It seems that even extreme delight can be viewed as harmful when emotions swing from one mood to another. I don't know if there is a cap on gladness but I hope that laughter leads only to tears of joy.
When searching for a word beginning with "J", joy quickly came to mind. This little word with large implications rings like a musical note to many ears. Most of us like to see the word on various paraphernalia as a reminder of what we want to achieve. It makes me wonder if people named Joy are more cheerful.
Although joy can be heartfelt without the glee I expressed as a little girl, it does tend to reflect the carefree abandon of a child. More than a smile flashed for a camera, joy is internal and deep. Happiness is fleeting caused by events but joy is longer lasting and felt most often by those who are easily content.
Author Anais Nin explained joy elegantly when she wrote: "A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. " - Anais Nin
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