This is my third year choosing one word for the year - and this year I choose JOY. (To see my previous year selections <---- click there).
Robert's Dictionnaire says joie is "sentiment exaltant ressenti par toute la conscience, that is, involves one's whole being."
When used in phrases like Joie de vivre: (French pronunciation: [ʒwa də vivʁ], joy of living) is a french phrase often used in english to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.
Joie de vivre "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung.
The lettering is done with an iPad app called "Flowpaper" - its pretty cool! Both photographs were taken locally, the top one is on the water off Cape Canaveral, the bottom one is from Fellsmere, FL.