It is a Torah commandment to be joyous. The type of joy that is obligatory is that which you share with those less fortunate -- such as orphans, widows, the homeless and the poor. If, however, someone closes his doors to others and utilizes what he has only for himself and his family, then his joy is not the joy of a mitzvah, but joy of the stomach. It is a badge of shame. (see Maimonides, the Laws of Yom Tov 6:18)
Today, when you find yourself in a state of joy, think of someone who could use an emotional boost -- and then say or do something to increase that person's level of joy.
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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
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