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eugie has tagged me for a meme (my first tag!):

Essentially, search your blog for the word joy, or synonyms and tell us about it.

THE SEARCH FOR JOY

Search your blog for the word "joy" used in the context of "happiness." If you cannot find the word in your weblog, you may use any of the select list of synonyms below.

joy — amusement, bliss, cheer, comfort, delectation, delight, ecstasy, elation, exaltation, exultation, exulting, felicity, gaiety, gladness, glee, good humor, gratification, happiness, hilarity, humor, jubilance, liveliness, merriment, mirth, pleasure, rapture, regalement, rejoicing, revelry, satisfaction, wonder

If your weblog does not include a built-in search engine, then you can use Google to search it only for the word you wish to find.

If you’ve found the word and it was not used facetiously or sarcastically, good for you. All you need to do is link to your earlier entry, and write a few words about that joyous moment. If, however, you have no joy (whole words only) in your weblog, you must dig deep in your soul and find something wonderful in your life right now. One little thing that fills you with warmth, that bubbles you over with quiet happiness, or tickles you with its good-hearted hilarity, or makes you glad you just took a breath, and are getting ready to take another. It doesn’t have to be anything big. A smile someone gave you; your cat on your shoulder; the way the light angles through your window and casts rainbows on your floor. All it has to be is something genuine, something real, something that matters to you.

Because we all need joy in our lives, and need to take the time — from time to time — to recognize it. And sometimes, we need to pass it on. Even if we’re a big pain in the ass when we do.


Now, I will admit, I have a weird sense of humor. My "joy" was found in my delight at the irony of a certain song being the number one song for father/daughter dances at weddings...John Mayer's daughters.

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eugie
Oct. 17th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
The rules say the word should not be "used facetiously or sarcastically." Seems to me that irony's right on the line . . .
mtfay
Oct. 17th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
But my delight is in the irony. I'm not using the word ironically. And I was genuinely entertained by it.
eugie
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Well . . . okay then.
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