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.
Grey winters day - I was feeling inspired by the snowstorm we had yesterday so I thought I'd go for a drive and take a few pictures. All images were taken in Seabrook, NH o...
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