Joy. Pure bliss and happiness. A cheerful feeling free from life’s worries and sorrow. Joy is one of my favorite words and one of the best things to feel. This is a word most people don’t use on a daily basis. This needs to change. Everyone deserves to feel and spread joy every day.
To me, the word joy describes a state of pure happiness and bliss that cannot be accurately described using other words. Joy is an amazing feeling of delight that cannot be matched; it is a sense of happiness and comfort that causes you to forget about your worries and sadness. My definition of joy is something that is not dependent on outside circumstances.
Joy is not something that needs to be reserved for special occasions. It is something you can experience every day of your life. Often, joy is not something that you feel because of something that happens, it is something you choose to feel. When you start your day by choosing to be joyful, your day will be filled with happiness. Joy doesn’t have to come only when times are happy and perfect; it comes when you choose to ignore your struggles and rejoice in the blessings in your life.
When I began to intentionally ignore my worries and just try to be joyful, I transformed into a completely different person. I became a happier, kinder person. I began to spread this joy to others. The true, immense joy I felt was wonderful. I felt happier and more free than I had ever felt in my life.
Everyone deserves to feel joy. This is something that helps you forget about all the negatives and just be happy. Plan to start each day with joy. You may just change your life. You are blessed. Rejoice in your blessings, and forget your sorrows (at least every once in a while).
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).