O to have life henceforth a poem of new joys!
To dance, clap hands, exult, shout, skip, leap, roll on, float on!
To be a sailor of the world bound for all ports,
A ship itself, (see indeed these sails I spread to the sun and air,)
A swift and swelling ship full of rich words, full of joys.
Walt Whitman, A Song of Joys
Happy Leap Day, everyone! xoS
Return something not for the possibility of a reward,
but for the joy of giving a gift which you did not have to pay for.
Jarod Kintz, This Book is not for Sale
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
©2008 Eastnews/Peter Lawson. Phil Aritage, a soldier from the 3rd Battalion of The Paratroop Regiment, recieves a hero’s welcome from his three children after a six-month tour of Afghanistan. Click on photo for story.
Give me a moment, because I like to cry for joy.
It’s so delicious… to cry for joy.
Photograph by Brian Sherry for National Geographic, 2007
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
All the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy,
inner peace – arise from beyond the mind.
Joy exists only in self-acceptance.
Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life.
J. N. Greign
Happy Birthday to me!!
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great wealth.
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth;
it is the joy that is at the root of all creation.
Sādhanā : The Realisation of Life
Keep your heart open to dreams.
For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope,
and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
This beluga whale makes bubble rings by blowing the water from her mouth to make a current, which is not visible underwater, then blowing air from her blow hole into the current and that makes a ring shape. Click on the photo for more details.
When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When you realize that everything springs only from yourself,
you will learn both peace and joy.