Yesterday I touched on the differences between happiness and joy. We sometimes think of them as synonymous, yet they are distinct in important ways.
J.P. Miller, a popular Christian author during the 19th Century, penned the following:
"Joy is deeper than happiness. Happienss is the fruit of propserous conditions. It is the outcome of fortuitous circumstances. Joy is independent of circumstances.
"Happiness laughs when the sun shines--but grows sad when the glouds gather. Joy sings on in all weathers and all experiences."
Joy for the day: a song in my heart even when the sun fails to appear.