The OFFICIALunOFFICIAL English Bulldog Mascot

You Can Make IT If You Try!

In Children's Literacy, K-12 Education, Popular Music, ThatOne WORD, Thats' Life on September 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Three letters. Small, and yet fulfilling, like when the delicate, creamy custard inside the chocolate eclair burts forth in your mouth and glides comfortingly about your tongue. Your mouth cannot even contain all the goodness as it escapes out the outer corners of your mouth. A tender, sweet gushiness often exploited by the Certain with their deeply entrenched certainty of a certainty. Joy.

Dictionary.com defines the word thusly:

[joi] –noun 1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation

It’s more than a feeling not entirely within our capacity to control. Joy is an exceptional emotion. That’s why I especially like this definition of the word JOY:

(1). a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment.

See, the thing about joy is it’s activated by what you do. Unlike Eros, philia or even agape love, joy is direct return on investment.  It truly is instant gratification!  It doesn’t need the logistical physicality of another Person. You don’t need a group or to be on a team. You don’t have to be a member or join anything. All you have to do is– something!

I see. And I forget. I hear. And I remember. I do, and I understand- Confucius

Make the effort. Put something or someone ahead of yourself. Give, really give, some time to some One. In return, you experiencewhaaahhh— the deep feeling. The happiness. The contentment. The Joy. Money may not buy happiness, but Joy puts a sizable, interest bearing down payment on it! There may not be a tax deduction at the end of the year but the memory of it endures forever.

Joy. You can make it if you try!

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Goodwill Energies I direct Toward each and every one of you each and every day!

“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning…”

That’s life today!

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