Cheerfulness, delight, gladness, happiness
For my scripture study today I read about joy, and I found this:
"...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." - Psalms 30:5
Although we will experience sadness, and hard times that cause us to weep, hopefully those experiences will also bring us to our knees to Him who can show us and give us joy no matter what is going wrong around us.
"This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalms 118:24
I think to feel joy or see what there is to have joy about in our lives is a choice; we have to want it to have it. Like most things in life that are worth it, it takes effort. But joy is there to be had.