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

Synonyms: ecstasy, exultation, rapture


Grief can take care of itself, but 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

Color: orange