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I truly enjoyed this read - a great approach to the topic, and I love that a simple woman in mourning gave the MC the answers that scholars couldn't. Very nice!
This is an interesting story and very nice. Just to be clear--Were the different scenarios recorded on her MP3 recorder and she was listening to them? I really liked having all the different views and them the wise Christian at the end who set it all straight.
I enjoyed the approach you took for the topic. The examples were interesting and the wrap-up was perfect.
I like the title's tie in to the end of your story. Really good dialog between the characters. I enjoyed your perspective of happiness and joy!
I really appreciated your approach to the topic, and how you brought true joy into your story. This entry made me think of some verses from Jer. 17:7-8, "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is in the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit." NASB
Ah the elusive search for 'happiness' - kinda like Ponce D'Leon (?)
Well written and a great lesson - thanks
I couldn't help but think of some recent news events when I read this. You did an awesome job in your transitions. And I loved that you gave hope at the end. It truly matched its title.
This was a really interesting story. I like the concept of interviewing the "experts" and still not finding out the answer.

I was a little confused at the beginning until I realized that each block was a separate interview. Maybe it would help to add some sort of description? Oh, I know what really confused me - the use of the word "discourse." I thought she was in some kind of lecture at first, not an interview.

Still, this very well-written (minus the few typos), and it has a great message!
I really like this one... It is so true that true joy can only be found in Christ. I appreciated the way you shared this message.
Oh I like this! A very refreshing approach to finding happiness. It was so real, I felt as if I were with her, trekking along to record the precious answers, only to find them as empty as the unhappy subjects. Good twist at the end. A few spaces were needed, where the words to joined together and one spot where the italics didn't kick in, but otherwise, very well done! ^_^