Sunday, July 26, 2009

Word of the Day-Joy

Pronunciation: joi
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French joie, from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium, from gaudēre to rejoice; probably akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice
Date: 13th century
1 a: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight b: the expression or exhibition of such emotion: gaity
2: a state of happiness or felicity :bliss
3: a source or cause of delight

Used in a sentence: For the first time since Sissy died in April I woke up today feeling truly joyful.

I'm not sure why. All I know is I felt like singing, dancing to loud music and smiling. I didn't walk around waiting for the other shoe to drop or worrying about what bad thing might happen next. I just felt good...really good. And that my friends, is a welcome feeling.


J.G. said...

Grief is a funny thing, isn't it? It doesn't go away but it gets . . . better. I still miss my folks but not in the same way these days.

Hope you are turning a bit of a corner.

Trailboss said...

That is so wonderful to hear. Grief is a funny thing like J.G. said. But it is all a part of the big picture.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Live in the Joy, sister! : )

Gin said...

I am glad to hear this. I love days like that. They are needed and help us get through the tough times. Take care!

Jason, as himself said...

You've reached the light at the end of the grief tunnel. At least for now.

I'm so glad you're feeling happy today.

Mia said...

YES!! : )