The Recipe for JOY

When I’m hungry for a certain food, I add it to our weekly menu. It helps me to get my “fix.”  In a similar way, when a topic is on my heart, I write about it.  I write what I need to read, and this post is no different.     Right now, I’m craving joy.  I want a great big bowl of it.  Joy, by definition, is “a feeling of great pleasure, and happiness.”  Its synonyms include delight, jubilation, and triumph.  (Yummo- right?!)  Now don’t get me wrong, my life is good. I’m blessed with wonderful family, dear friends, health, and great comfort.  I have more than I need.  Given my abundant blessings, why am I still hungry for joy?  Why are we all hungry for joy? Isn’t joy what we’re seeking when we strive for the big promotion, watch the funny cat video, eat the extra slice of pizza,…