Joy - it’s one of the themes of Advent. It’s something we seek all our life, a stage that we hope we can reach. However just like all emotions joy is fleeting. It’s a fluid emotion that comes and goes.
If you’ve seen Inside Out then you know the importance of the other emotions we have. Our culture has made Joy the end all be all emotion when Anger, Sadness, Fear And Jealousy all have their healthy balance.
As I pay more attention to all the things in my life, I want to pay more attention the my feelings as well. To recognize what is happening, be in it and let it go when it’s time. We know that a good cry is just as healing as a good laugh sometime.