December 2nd, 2019


Word of the Day 12/02/19 Joy

Joy (noun, verb)
joy [joi]
(previously 12-25-15)

1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success.
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated: Her prose style is a pure joy.
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness or felicity.

verb (used without object)
5. to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.

verb (used with object)
6. Obsolete. to gladden.

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1. rapture.
4. bliss. See pleasure.

1. misery, unhappiness, sorrow, grief.

Origin: 1175-1225; Middle English joy (e) < Old French joie, joye < Late Latin gaudia, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular) of Latin gaudium joy, equivalent to gaud- (base of gaudere to be glad) + -ium -ium

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I think it's my week, guys, and I flubbed.  And I can't even blame the holidays since I thought about this on Sunday and... forgot.

That said, it's December!  We're in our last few weeks of the year.  How did you do with your November count?  I wound up literally three words shy of my goal.  But, I can live with that considering how I struggled to get anything written at all. 

The Daily Count Challenge for December is here.  Go check out when you're up next if you need a reminder.  The Big Buddy signups for December are here.  Feel free to join in anytime during the month. 

Lastly, go check out all of our wondeful challenges. I'm not sure what December's monthly challenge will be yet, but stay tuned - I'm sure that we'll be getting a post or two soon. 

If you've signed up for Swap of Joy, make sure you've claimed a date!  Get those wonderful presents ready to share.  And update your numbers if you haven't already.  I haven't seen Haldoor post our current count yet so you might still have a bit of time to squeeze yours in. 

I think that's everything but I'm pretty fried at the moment.  First ever real holiday drama this past week and I'm still in a bit of shock that it even happened.  On the bright side, my 17-year-old told me she wasn't afraid to throw down on a holiday.  Hahaha.  This kid, at least I know someone has my back when it counts. 

Happy December to everyone!  And I promise to be more on the ball in the future!