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Definition of Joy

Joy

  1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.
  2. That which causes joy or happiness.
  3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
  4. To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
  5. To give joy to; to congratulate.
  6. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
  7. To enjoy.

Joy Quotations

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Kevyn Aucoin

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Buddha

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
Max de Pree
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Joy Translations

joy in Afrikaans is vreugde
joy in Dutch is blijdschap
joy in Finnish is ilo
joy in French is joie
joy in Italian is consolazione
joy in Latin is gaudium, laetitia, laetatio letatio, tripudium
joy in Norwegian is glede
joy in Portuguese is alegria
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