Thoughts About Joy


The rain shower ended nearly as suddenly as it had started. The Sun was unveiled from the grey clouds and the aroma of ozone filled the air. I glanced towards the east and noticed a partial arc of a rainbow. The sight of the partial rainbow against the storm-grey clouds filled me with awe. As my vision skimmed the neighborhood, the wetness had deepened the colors of the buildings, cars, and vegetation. At times like these, nature seems to tell me to wake up and feel the joy.

There is a subtle difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is akin to contentment while joy is the state of mind that exceeds happiness. Joy is something that is difficult to define. Thrill comes close, but is not quite accurate. The process of analyzing joy reduces the level of joy. It’s best not to evaluate joy when it happens. All I can…

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