Okay, so I don’t so much like that last part about possessing, but we’ll keep it because I don’t want to edit the definition. To continue on the theme from out H post, happiness and joy, by definition are completely different things.
How does this apply to romance you ask? Hmm. Let’s start here. Ever notice how we never notice the nasty, ugly things around us when we’re happy? Yet when we’re feeling low and nothing seems to be going right, those nasty, ugly things are everywhere? They didn’t just appear when someone is at their lowest, they’re always there.
When we’re full of joy, life is easier. Now I’m not saying go out and buy everything that makes you feel that way. That would just be financially irresponsible. I’m saying find things that give you joy and will bring longer lasting happiness. Now, see how those two work together?
As far as romance, reading them gives some of us the joy we’re looking for, for a few hours at least. Sometimes, that little slice of joy from reading about how someone else, fictional or real, was able to overcome their obstacles and find the joy in their life. And sometimes, that little slice of joy can help overcome a bit of the despair of feelings of being overwhelmed we may be experiencing. Find the joy, let it make you happy.
What things have brought you joy?
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