“Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.” —-Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Joy melts away the frown from our faces, it takes away anxiety, worries and fears.” ― Euginia Herlihy
Our follower of the month is Ute from Ute Smile. I loved what she sent. If you follow her blog you will know how much this reflects her joyful personality. If you don’t know Ute please stop by and visit. She’ll be glad to see you.
This is me:
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. ~Dalai Lama~
I believe in love, happiness, passion, miracles and gratitude.
I love to spread happiness and joy; I love dancing and smiling; I love quotes;
I love life.
“Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.”–– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Joy is one of those words that is hard to define, but Merriam-Webster tries. Two of the definitions for Joy are: state of happiness or felicity and a source or cause of delight. Well they tried. I think joy is one of those things you just have to experience and you recognize when you are experiencing it.
Joy is the wonder of the miracle of life at the birth of a baby.
Joy is the excitement as couple start out in life together at a wedding.
Joy is also (and this is my favorite) that unexplainable and unstoppable burst of happiness that starts as a little giggle down deep in your soul and then explodes all over everyone.
Joy can also be that feeling of quiet contentment that feels like a warm blanket wrapped around you.
To experience joy you have to be open to it. Singing also helps.
“The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.” — Julian of Norwich [Source: Meditations with Julian of Norwich by Brendan Doyle]
“Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” — Marianne Williamson
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” — Richard Wagner
“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.” — Frederick Faber