a feeling of great pleasure and happiness:
This is the official meaning of joy. I personally think that's just a little of what it means.
I dream to have PERFECT joy. Joy is something that cant really be described.
Lately I have found joy. not perfect, but I have found it.
I always heard people say when they were asked how they stayed so joyful, and they would always respond with, "its a choice.".
Every time I heard that I would just think to myself, "they make it sound so easy. its not."
And I was right. Its not easy. But it is a choice.
now, this is the meaning of choice. as said there, making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.
So you can choose.
I'm not trying to make it sound easy, because it really isn't. And I still have my days where I just want everyone to leave me alone, and I just don't want to talk to anyone.
For years and years I've been wondering why my attitude was such a problem, and ultimately, what I am doing to make me have this attitude at times?
But I think its because I just simply choose to have a bad attitude.
So now, when I feel a bad attitude coming on, I try to think over and over, "Aaliyah. CHOOSE a joyful attitude." its not that easy and its not like flipping a light switch, I mean come on, we are human. and like I said, I still have my days, but you CAN have joy. It is possible.
Having joy is a blessing.
I feel so good lately. looking back to just a few weeks ago, I never want to go back to that.
So like I said in the beginning of this post, joy is so much more than that description.
Joy is a perfect gift from God. He wants for you to receive that gift.
I hope to further increase my joy but for now I am so happy I finally know I little piece of what that is.