You notice joy when it's awakened by something
or someone that reflects what is already in your soul. Realize it is not the thing itself, or the person, that contains the joy. Therefore when the thing is no longer before you joy remains. Your job is to continue noticing it. Joy is cradled in your soul; give it the attention it desires and it will grow stronger despite what is or isn't before you.
-Ronda Rae Franklin