The Nerdess in me loves to define things, so that’s how I’ll begin this blog, by breaking down and defining PureJoy. They’re pretty simple words on their own, but I think this is always a fun process and kind of kick starts my brain.
Dictionary.com defines Pure as: free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter. And further defining as: absolute; utter; sheer. Hmmm, if left alone, ‘Pure’ could be kind of boring. But add ‘Joy’ to it…
Which is defined (by the same Dictionary.com) as: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation. Furthermore: a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated.
For my purposes, I’ll use the latter definitions of both words to formulate this: an absolute, utter, and sheer source or cause of keen pleasure or delight either by something or someone greatly valued or appreciated.
Sounds like a tall order, but I can already think of a someone that exudes this definition for me: my son. I’ll write a lot about him throughout this blog, because he has brought joy to me in some of my darkest hours.
Also, my husband, who I can laugh with over any and everything – brings me great joy. So, this PureJoy journey may not be so hard at all. Maybe it’s all about just keeping it simple. We’ll see.
The weekend is starting - a perfect time to research. I’ll take note of my findings and write more later. I already feel more joyful!
Peace, Love, and Chocolate