Joy is a mood produced by a favorable event that usually manifests itself with exterior signs such as a smile, a good mood and personal well-being. The word joy comes from the Latin alicer or alecris which means ” alive and lively.”
However, the term joy can have several meanings depends on how it is used. Joy is a person or thing that originates this effect as “ that girl is the joy of the family .” Likewise, joy can be antagonistic to the previous definition since it is the lack of responsibility, concern, inconstancy, sanity of an individual, It is reflected when we say “that person worked with joy and did not properly manage the family business.”
In Mexico and Spain the word joy is used to refer to specific things. In Mexico, joy is a sweet made with amaranth and honey or sugar seeds, it is made in the towns of Tulyehualco, Xochimilco and Temoac in the state of Morelos. In Spain, specifically in the city of Cádiz, joy is one of the main flamenco sticks, it is a cheerful, jocular and partying song and dance.
The term joy can be used as a synonym for: contentment, joy, animation, enthusiasm, happiness, fun, recreation, joy, pleasure, among others.
Joy is chosen by many parents as a name for their daughter, it is of Latin origin that means “one that radiates happiness.”
Joy as value manifests itself from within, from the soul, it is reflected through feelings of well-being.
Joy is a positive feeling caused by a pleasant emotion or by the proximity to some person or thing that externalizes this type of emotion and transmits it to other people.
Love is the deepest and most common cause for joy since it leads to relationships with other people.