The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It becomes your mark, your nature, your name. It is a wonder-working technique that will produce wonders in your life.
Joy runs deeper than despair.
Corrie Ten Boom
And for a moment ― for a split second ― everything else falls away, the whole pattern and order of my life, and a huge joy crests in my chest. I am no one, and I owe nothing to anybody, and my life is my own.
Lauren Oliver, Hana
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
Henry Ward Beecher
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
True joy is that which gives us more energy and makes us feel more alive.
2012 Olympic U.S. Soccer Team. Go girls!
It’s a shame to be caught up in something that doesn’t make you absolutely tremble with joy.
Happy Birthday, Julia… xos
There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
You make me glad by your deeds; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
Friends are needed both for joy and sorrow.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling.
Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.