Posts Tagged ‘Hiking’


August 7, 2015
By bethmordecai
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DAY 1133: The “Oy” of Joy

(8/7/15), Somewhere between mile two and three on the beautiful Green Trail of Cheesequake State Park, Reverend Anne-Marie Jeffery of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy and I were talking about the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is analogous to comfort -- when life is good to us, we feel happy; when we are worry free, we feel happy; when we can sit back and relax in our favorite easy chair, we feel happy. When things are easy, we feel happy, But when things are hard -- when we are engaged in a difficult or challenging task -- can we feel happy? Take for instance a hike in the forest. Not one of those strolls on wide dirt roads, but[...]

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