Last week I began thinking about and exploring the concept of joy. I mean to give my take on it, but first a distinction has to be made between happiness and joy. Here are a few quotes I discovered as I was reading.
The fact is always obvious much too late but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.
J. D. Salinger, author of catcher in the Rye.
But then joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.
-C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
Joy exists even in the face of adversity, in spite of the things that might make us unhappy.
Karen Kinley, The Happy Writer
Happiness is an inch deep and a mile wide. Joy is a mile deep and an inch wide.
-Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Youtube