Author JL Huffman
2 min readNov 20, 2023
Joy vs. Sorrow

What is Joy and What Does it Say About Us? Dr. Pamela King Joy is our delight when we experience, celebrate, and anticipate the manifestation of those things we hold with the most significance — like a birth or graduation. Sorrow is our response to the violation, destruction, or deterioration of such sacred things.

Choose Joy

We can choose to live a joy-filled life by accentuating the positive.


This week, the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a time to focus on gratitude. But gratitude doesn’t have to be time-limited; it can become a daily practice.


Joy needn’t be complex; it can arise from simple experiences we can observe in daily life, in nature.


Thinking pure, kind thoughts can enable continuous joy.

Joy as a Journey

We don’t have to strive to someday reach joy; joy can be with us as we move through our everyday lives.

Jumping for Joy

What brings you joy: a person, an animal, great music, a stroll in the woods, or a quiet nook with a good book? Whatever the source, embrace joy.

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Author JL Huffman

I’m a retired Trauma surgeon/ICU doctor, a world traveler and gardener. I’ve published in the surgical literature; now I’m writing poetry, memoir & fiction.