But Avon isn't able to sell "Joy." We try hard to get people to see what we want them to see in us. We put on a beautiful smile with a beautiful lipstick. We cover our tired eyes with moisturizers and a lightening foundation to remove the dark circles. We add blush to rosy our dull cheeks. We fix our hair do to look "cute." We spend hours in the mirror, checking and rechecking to make sure that we've hidden every flaw and every trace of stress. We even add a beautiful fingernail polish so that when we touch someone they will see beauty instead of hurtful hands.
Don't take me wrong, I'm not cutting down AVON, I love it...and I love every single product they sell. It is excellent quality and they work hard to provide the best. And they do. What I'm saying is that covering something up doesn't fix the issue, it masks it. Once you correct the underlying flaw, then the cosmetics amplify what's already there!
So where do you find Joy? What is it? Where do you get it? What do I do? Can I buy it? Can I sell it? The Greek word, I learned is, χαρά, pronounced (chará). It kind of sounds smart when you can tell people stuff about words in Greek doesn't it? OK, the only reason that I did is because I don't like Websters definition. It implies that you have to "get" joy from "someone". But the Greek meaning states that you already have it, it just has to be recognized. It's easier to awaken something that you already know you possess that something that you don't even have. The Greek Meaning as found at "Biblehub.com" says: "extend favor, lean towards, be favorably disposed") – properly, the awareness (of God's) grace, favor; joy ("grace recognized").
You have favor my friend, which will produce joy once you recognize it. It's the best cosmetic you can wear!