Staying Connected December 2016
I received a holiday card the other day that said “From our family to yours, we wish you … joy!” At first I was taken by the image on the card which was very funny; the person who created the card is a brilliant artist. But then I was struck by “we wish you joy.” That small three letter word conveys so much more than happy, merry, and healthy.
Merriam-Webster defines it as:
- the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires: Delight
- the expression or exhibition of such emotion: Gaiety
- a state of happiness or felicity: Bliss
- a source or cause of delight.
Thank you, John, for wishing my family joy and for reminding me what a wonderful and important word it is.
On behalf of the Fred Rogers Center, we wish you joy in the coming year.View the PDF