And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. (ESV) Ecclesiastes 8:15 Nosh: Throughout life, all of us have to work hard to provide a living for ourselves and our families. This can be very challenging and, if we let it, consume all of our waking hours. According to Solomon, the joy or sweetener of life is the fellowship of friends, family, and good food. I regularly remind myself to slow down and enjoy these things, for if I allow the pursuit of financial gain to push out the joys of life, even if financially successful, my days on earth will be experienced as bland and joyless.