The difference between joy and happiness

The difference between joy and happiness

What is the difference between joy and happiness????

For the longest time I thought of them to be the same thing but I recently realized they are not.

Happiness is a feeling, an emotion. Happiness is based on our surroundings and the things that happen to us.

Happiness comes and goes as good and bad things come our way.

Joy is a trait.

 Joy is something that you either have or you don’t but the cool thing about it is that if you don’t have it you can get it.

Joy is something that you have no matter what is going on around you.

You get a raise, you have joy. You get fired from your job, you have joy. Whatever happens to you, good or bad you have joy.

The reason that you have joy no matter what is because you know that you are blessed to either experience a win or you have the opportunity to learn and grow from a loss.

When you have true joy in your life, joy in knowing that God’s plan is perfect for your life, you will have happiness.

When we win we praise Him and when we lose we praise Him.

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