Virtue of the Week: Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy.Unknown
Gratitude is the mother of joy.Unknown
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.Melba Colgrove

How important is it to be happy? If by “happy” you mean the momentary contentment that results from having all our desires met, then the answer would be that that kind of happiness is not very important. But if you are referring to true “Joy”, the feeling that comes from suffering through the worlds pain and hardships and choosing to not complain about it, being thankful for what you do have, and celebrating your blessings…..then it’s very important.

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.Mahatma Gandhi