Extrinsic happiness and intrinsic joy

As the singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette once said, “It's not getting what you want it's wanting what you've got.”

How often do you find happiness in extrinsic ways? Happiness in the achievements or accomplishments or acquisition.

How often do you find joy in intrinsic ways? Appreciating the beauty of that which is before you. Acknowledging the richness of something you've always had. Appreciating the gifts inherent in who you are.