Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Give a man love, and he will be happy for a time. Teach a man how to love, and he will have joy through all eternity.
Let your heart fully open with happiness
and joy that uplifts us all!
Here’s Bubbles and Bella, who live together at the Myrtle Beach Safari. Click HERE for more photos.
All human joys are swift of wing, for heaven doth so allot it; that when you get an easy thing, you find you haven’t got it.
Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a child?
Real joy is a miracle, like the crocus in spring: a wondrous surprise, bursting from the earth, in sudden full bloom.
Photo ©Jim Judkis.
I miss you, Fred.
There is no work in matters of love, only exertions of great joy.
‘If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain’t been in vain for nothin.’
Lina Lamont, Singing in the Rain
Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like sun in a community.
Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
This is my wonderful friend, Stephanie, and her Gertie. Joy!
Try to see the joy or humor in everything, it’s always there. The harder it is to find, the greater our gain in perspective.
A reporter stands along the waterfront to look at a 60-foot-high rubber duck at the Beijing Garden Expo Park. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will float at the Beijing Garden Expo Park and then at the Summer Palace through October in Beijing.
In 1970 I felt so lonely that I could not give; now I feel so joyful that giving seems easy. I hope that the day will come when the memory of my present joy will give me the strength to keep giving even when loneliness gnaws at my heart.
Henri Nouwen, The Genesee Diary
May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day.
Thich Nhat Hanh
© Candice Sedighan Photography. Click HERE to see more of her lovely work.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme lover.
Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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