two quiet words
If not for His directive to rejoice on these days, I'd have let Sadness and/or Bitterness and/or Depression and/or Self Pity run my show two or more times thus far during this chag.
Tonight I (also literally hehe) kicked three letter donkey.
And it's not only His commandment to rejoice that forces me out of my potential and/or looming misery but it's ANY commandment of His.
He wants me and needs me and that's cause for joy, peace and celebration.