I’m trying to come up with a good translation for my own personal motto, “Claim Joy.” I use it in the context of my own mental health struggles and a reminder that you can’t wait for happiness, you have to go out and find it.
Grammatically, I’d like the verb to be indicative, but also poetic. The precise word I’m looking for seems elusive. As for “joy,” I’m struggling to decide between gaudium and laetitia. I think laetitia is the correct word as it feels more akin to the idea of inward and outward joy. The feeling of being inwardly happy and expressing it outwardly.
Thanks for the help. It’s been a looong time since my senior year of high school Latin.