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.

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