May 4, 2011

Song of Joy

I am feeling un-pretty for the last six days now...not that I'm saying I am pretty, but hey this is my blog, I can say whatever I want, right?

Anyhow, allow me to feel sad for a moment here. Sometimes it is very hard to live up to my name...JOY is defined as a pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.

The meaning of my name clearly defines my persona. For the last six days I refused to go out and talk to anybody outside my family. Wondering? Well, who would want to talk to a person named Joy and yet she's cranky and all, hindi bagay diba?

Still wondering why on earth I'm feeling this way? I've got swollen nose! A bad case of pimple gone mad. As a teenager, I never had a problem with pimples but when I's terrible!

The antonym of joy is sadness or sorrow. Feeling opposite of my name is definitely not me, so here I say, take advantage of your disadvantage. Make use of your time while your lonely or angry. The swollen nose has given me time to do some soul-searching, clean the other room and cook (which only happens 12 times a year or less) for my family.

And lastly, for parents who are expecting a child, never name your little one JOY. You wouldn't want the baby to feel like she's a dishwashing product, worst - a toilet paper.

Smile, be JOYful, life's too short not to enJOY it.


  1. I know the song as Ode To Joy. :) "Joy" is a wonderful name and it's one of the facets of the fruit of the holy spirit...don't mind the dishwashing liquid or toilet paper. :P

  2. awww, it's okay to feel "unjoyful" and "un-pretty" sometimes. pretty ka pa din naman mommy and I know, you will always have that joyful aura in you. cheer up now!


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