"Joy is the organic state of your soul. It is not something you achieve; it is something you accept."~Robert Holden
Like happiness, many times if we do not feel particularly joyful, we go on an outside hunt for it. We think and say to ourselves, "If I could just get this job." "If I could just lose 10 pounds." "If I could just buy that new car or home or dress or whatnot." Funny thing is (and something that I learned a long time ago is) that things, stuff and junk does not make us happy. Now, I like toys and trinkets as much as the next girl or guy, but they are just that.....toys and trinkets. They are things and things are something that I can live without. However, feelings of love, peace, joy, calm, serenity....now those are things I reach and stretch for. Those are the things that I cannot live without.