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Happiness is less than joy The unexpected product Of goodly interventions In successful ways of conduct Yet happiness is fleeting A dimming of the fires While sadness is the substance Of our unfulfilled desires Thus, happiness and sadness Though not our motivation Are side effects of caring In the calling of our station But joy is something greater A feeling that is longer It doesn’t fade like happiness But keeps on growing stronger It comes from simply acting In thoughtful ways of living Regardless of the outcome By the quality of giving So, fill your life with caring And random acts of serving And you will know the feeling Of the joy you are deserving.

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Date: 1/2/2022 11:54:00 AM
I really like this, Bryan. So if joy is more permanent version of happiness. What would be the one for sadness? Depression? So many people live with that one.
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Date: 12/23/2021 7:59:00 AM
Joyous in rhyme, cadence and message Bryan. Cheers and all the very best. - Gary
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