Definition: feeling, expressing, or causing a very glad feeling; happiness; grateful pleasure; delight
Synonyms: ecstasy, exultation, rapture
• To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. — Mark Twain [born Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) Puddin’head Wilson
• The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality – it connects you to reality. — Paulo Coelho de Souza (1947-) Brazilian lyricist and novelist
Comment: J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), the great Indian philosopher, advises us to be “joyfully discontent.” In other words, be satisfied you have made it to where you are but be dissatisfied just enough to keep on growing.
Symbols: 1) hibiscus flowers 2) the butterfly (Chinese); 3) a ship [plowing through the sea]
Mythological Figure: Euphrosyne, one of the three Graces of Greek mythology—these three sisters had control over pleasure, charm, elegance, and beauty in human life and in nature.
See also: Comical and Bright