Monday, November 28, 2011


Holiday happiness - letting it leak over into LIFE itself. Today's goal: Finding Joy! in my life. 

Joy! You can jump with joy, you can sing with joy, you can spread joy, you can share joy, you can be a joy to others, you can dance with joy, you can speak with joy, you can enjoy, you can do things joyfully. 

Take a moment in the middle of your busy day and find 2 or 3 or 5 or 10 things that bring joy to you. The joys in my life are: Family, Friends, Writing, A fluffy white cloud in the middle of the bright blue sky that reflects the sunlight, Memories, A full moon, The look of utter devotion on my dog's face, and Hugging my kids. Once you start, it's hard to stop. I could go on and on. :)

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. 
Chinese proverb

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

To find joy in another's joy 
that is the secret of happiness. 
George Bernanos

Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. 
Dr. Melba Colgrove

Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy.
Mother Teresa

Last, but not to the least...You can't help but find Joy! when you listen/sing along/dance to Three Dog Night and Joy to the World. 

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