Thursday, July 16, 2009

Joy vs. Happiness.

I was thinking today about joy. And happiness.

And I wondered if it's possible to not be happy, but to have joy.

Could joy be defined as something you have despite your circumstances, and happiness defined as something you find in your circumstances?

If you say you have joy, but the moment a difficult struggle comes along you lose your joy - was it really joy? or simply happiness that is easily produced in good times?

Granted joy, just like faith, can falter sometimes - but overall, would the definition fit?

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