Some people might define joy as a frenetic, even frantic emotion. The kind of joy I am referring to might be better defined as a quite, warm, peaceful satisfaction with one's place in life. I am talking about learning to be satisfied with who we are and with whatever stage of life we have reached. I've learned I will never be perfect, but I am good enough."
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