Joy

Definition: feeling, expressing, or causing a very glad feeling; happiness; grateful pleasure; delight

Synonyms: ecstasy, exultation, rapture

Quote: To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. — Mark Twain [born Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) Puddin’head Wilson

Comment: J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), the great Indian philosopher, advises us to be “joyfully discontent.” In other words, be satisfied – you have made it to where you are – but be dissatisfied just enough to keep on growing.

Symbols: 1) hibiscus flowers 2) the butterfly (Chinese); 3) a ship [plowing through the sea]

Mythological Figure: Euphrosyne, one of the three Graces of Greek mythology—these three sisters had control over pleasure, charm, elegance, and beauty in human life and in nature.

See also: Comical and Bright