Are you Happy or Joyous

OMG, I had a slice of chocolate cake yesterday that made me so happy.  That cake was moist, light, and it had just the right amount of icing, it was perfect.  I have had so many experiences like that where I had the opportunity to enjoy something that was just wonderful and in that moment there was no where else I would rather be.  Then all of a sudden, the euphoria that I felt left, it was over and that amazing feeling of happiness was gone.  Like that cake that I had the pleasure of eating yesterday, not long after the cake was gone I could have been longing for more of that feeling.   However, this time I was not seeking anything not even a second slice because I have something more than the happiness that cake brought me.  I have  joy.

This joy is a new concept for me as I have only recently discovered Joy.  Joy began to show up in my life when I began to show up.  Upon discovering myself and what was important to me, I started to see the world in a whole new way.  I had never really defined myself before through my own eyes, it had always been what I thought others thought of me. I tried to be what I thought others wanted.  I was trying to create the perfect me so that I could have someone validate that I was good enough.  The problem with that is there is no such thing as a perfect me in anyone.  However what is perfect is that everyone is valuable and no one needs to say that you are it is simply a fact.

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