Joy. What is it?
Actually, there’s a whole page about that on this website!
Joy is a crucially different thing than what we colloquially talk about when we say “happiness.” To put it simply, Joy is the type of ‘happiness’ we feel when we are satisfied by a sense of meaning and purpose.
Zest, an intangible trait that is fledgling in its research, has nevertheless been identified as one of 24 key character strengths for living a joyful life.
“Well being is an inside job” – very much in the vein of happiness type 3, and then some. With a focus on mindfulness, this article illustrates how not only betters one’s health, but also one’s ability to empathize, serve, and experience joy.