Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Life causes joy like pressure forms diamonds


Life can be, and often is, hectic. The simplest things can become the biggest obstacles which turn an ordinarily calm event into something incomprehensibly frustrating. Everyone has those moments. They are the Achilles Heel to the mood and positivity of our days. But regardless of the hardships, irritations, and “downers” that surround daily life, there is joy.

But what is joy? Webster defines joy as “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.” Essentially, it is a state that overcomes the negative, or even outright rejects its...


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