I’ve attempted to, in brief, distinguish between happiness and joy:
Happiness comes from my love for pizza, bacon, and Diet Dr. Pepper. Joy comes from God’s indescribable love for me.
Happiness involves the ability and opportunity to play soccer and climb rocks. Joy is the ability to be content whatever my circumstances.
Happiness is enjoying an uninterrupted day with my wife and daughter. Joy is enjoying an uninterrupted relationship with the Father.
Happiness is chased. Joy is granted, and then grasped.
How do you describe the difference between happiness and joy?