Word of the Day: Joy

joy / joi

Noun:

1. great happiness, delight
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
Martin Luther, 1483 – 1546

Somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.
John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807 – 1892
2. a source of delight
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Irish Blessing

3. a state of intense happiness
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Anthony Robbins, 1960 –

Verb:
1. to be glad, to rejoice
“Since you are wanting a quarrel, I’ll give you cause for one,” he said, and I joyed to hear him say it.
From Nancy Stair by Elinor Macartney Lane, 1864 – 1909