I also know that your worries, fears, joys, and pains may affect your overall health.
No mother wants to see her child crammed into an overcrowded classroom, where she can experience the joys of head lice.
The two couples understand the strains, the challenges, and the joys of raising a family while holding down dual careers.
c.1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c.1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cf. Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.