Bristow shows us that happiness comes from our circumstances, but joy is about God and us. We can experience Jesus' joy no matter what is happening in our lives. Heaven is all about his joy, which calms and heals us.
In a society that pushes and praises individuality, we forget that we are at our best because of the people around us. We find life, humility, and belonging in community. We all have reasons to avoid it, but we will truly discover ourselves when we are with others.