What does joy mean to you?

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  1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
    ReneeDC1979posted 5 years ago

    What does joy mean to you?

    People often say, "Don't let them steal your joy!"  Do you have joy and if so what helps it sustain?  How do you continue experiencing true joy even when things seem to be falling apart around you?

  2. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image60
    Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 5 years ago

    You've asked an important question Renee. Joy is having contentment despite  circumstances. It doesn't stop one from expressing emotions/ feelings when going through painful situations. But joy sustains and makes one secure that "it is well." I believe joy comes from knowing that God is eternally on the throne and no matter what happens, he is able to restore and mend us. Joy is not happiness, because the latter depends on circumstances. There is a song that says..."the joy of the Lord is my strength" . . .  And we always need strength especially during tough times.

    Thanks.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer Eunice - Powerful words in that song.  Thanks for stopping by and keep hubbing!

    2. Tusitala Tom profile image64
      Tusitala Tomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're right on, Eunice!   Joy is an innate quality of our essential spirit, the loving, compassionate God-part of us all.   It is a spontaneous experience not dependent on circumstances.

  3. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Joy to me is an equilibrium that consists of a good mood or disposition that all is well and kosher. I think it rests upon faith and belief in self, no matter what is going on around you. It is easy for people to knock it off kitler but you have to get it back. You can't let people and circumstances take it from you. Go back to your faith and belief in your self and God's power within you to maintain that steady joy.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks janshares - keep hubbing!

  4. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    Hello Renee and Eunice. I really would like to say something really prophetic, maybe astounding, or a tad of a wise lean. However, I do not think I can. At this given moment this is the second question I have answered. That is joy to me - Now. I haven't words to explain why. Who knows. I haven't published anything since Halloween night for various reasons. I have a hankering to write a poem. That is joy, so maybe tonight.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for stopping by tsmog.  Keep hubbing!

  5. cjpooja26 profile image62
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    Joy is that when you lost in something without thinking about anything or anyone. Just enjoying the moment of your life. Joy is that when you are you and can feel the comfort. Just be yourself without hesitation and do whatever you want. Be happy smile

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you cjpooja26 for stopping by.  Keep hubbing!

  6. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    Joy is having my family around me.

    My wife's smile gives my joy in the beginning of the day.

    My children's happiness gives me joy for the rest of my life. Building up a family is the joy that can never disappear.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love that answer edhan. Thanks for stopping by.  Keep hubbing.

  7. web923 profile image60
    web923posted 5 years ago

    Hi ReneeDC,
    I always feel most joyful when I'm engaging in something that is creative, whether it is a building project, artwork or sitting down to create my next hub. The constructive activity always makes me feel good and I use it as a therapy whenever I start feeling blue. One cannot stay depressed for very long if they force themselves to get out and become active.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're right.  Creative work is therapy.  I write alot more when I am down, and the interesting thing is I don't write about sad stuff.  Thanks for stoppingby.  Keep hubbing!

  8. bituinolayquizano profile image59
    bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years ago

    Joy is a cause of our great happiness and my greatest joy in life is being with my family and i keep trying my best to make it as it is or happier even in some bad times or situations.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am with you there bituinolayquizano.  No matter how bad it gets, it's nice to know there is family there to support you.  Thanks for stopping by.  Keep hubbing!

  9. ironstruck profile image60
    ironstruckposted 5 years ago

    Joy was the name of my friend's golden retriever and 43 years ago when I was 20 I bought this beautiful pair of Florsheim leather shoes that cost me two weeks pay. I wore them once and then Joy ate them.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awww ironstruck I'm sorry to hear about your shoes.  But, thanks for stopping by.  Keep hubbing!

  10. profile image0
    Moeskyposted 5 years ago

    Joy is a shedding of all the false importance we give things in our lives. It's the realization that it is enough to just wonder at the miracle of existence and be a part of it. Knowing life is a journey and adventure without destination, boundaries, deadline or even purpose. It is a feeling of the truth of your real freedom to write your own life story. It is the celebration of just being alive and conscious.

    And then to have a son who embodies all this.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Moesky thanks for this comment.  Too bad I can't choose two best answers.  I appreciate you stopping by.  Keep hubbing!

  11. Samith Jhon profile image62
    Samith Jhonposted 5 years ago

    Joy, to me is those little moments.

    You know the moments when you realize that you could
    Just dance because of all the freedom you feel.

    That moment when you don't worry about a thing, you just smile and feel wonderful.

    It's joyful moments that make life worthwhile for me.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comments Samith Jhon.  That's how I feel right now.  Joy -can't stress over things you can't control and just live each day to the fullest.  Thanks for stopping by and keep hubbing!

  12. Useray profile image72
    Userayposted 5 years ago

    My joy is my strength! The joyful I am the stronger I feel.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image62
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for stopping by Useray

 
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