We have the right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Happiness in and of itself is not a right, it’s a lifelong pursuit. Yet it seems so evasive. We think we got it and it slips through our hands. It’s like trying to catch a butterfly in a net. Fleeting.
Joy, on the other hand, is deeper than happiness and pursues us. Happiness relies on circumstance, joy does not. Joy can capture us in the most unlikely of situations. When things seem at their worse, joy can break through.
Happiness and Joy. Though I pursue happiness, I’m grateful that joy relentlessly pursues me.