Poor food and water for dinner, a bent arm for a pillow - that is where joy resides. For me, wealth and renown without honor are nothing but drifting clouds.
Confucius Inspirational Poems
"Prayer changes us in ways that we never thought would be possible.
When we are unhappy, prayer can lift our hearts and fill it with unspeakable
Julia Bristol, Prayer: The Bible for Beginners
"The benefits of humor are extraordinary. When there is a fusion of
enthusiasm, energy, joy, and hope, a peak experience emerges that
most of us identify as a sense of humor."
Mary Kay Morrison, Using Humor to Maximize Living
"My greatest accomplishment, and my greatest pride and joy are my children.
They truly are my greatest success. They have inspired me in all aspects
of my life."
"Whether we're young 'Nanas,' 'boomer-grams,' or 'great-grams,' we all
crave understanding and companionship
- other grandmoms, friends, and family members who will
share our load and celebrate our joys."
Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Day-votions for Grandmothers
Mindfulness is an elevated state of being that enables you to rise above your circumstances and experience a sense of joy. As you experience joy, you attract health, finances, abundance and a slew of other wonderful things into your life.
Yesenia Chavan, Mindfulness
"Perhaps most important, being in a state of joy is a learned skill,
not an innate ability."
Donald Altman, The Joy Compass
"I can look back at the way I have
celebrated Christmas in the past, and while things have been fun, this year I'm less interested in more
of the same and more interested in cultivating joy, a pervasive sense of well-being, because of the fact that the Lord has come and he indeed does
rule the world with truth and grace."
Daniel Ethan Harris, Wait
"When the Christian praises and gives thanks to God, this not
only pleases God, but it enriches the Christian's life with joy."
Rick Warren Thanksgiving
"What joy the glorious music of Christmas brings to our celebration
of Christ's birth! No other season offers such an abundance of spiritual
Kenneth W. Osbeck. Joy to the World
"Joy is a choice based on being content regardless of circumstances.
Understanding what encourages joy in your life can help you cultivate
it and build up your resources for when circumstances are difficult."
M. Ahlers, 50 Things to Know About Practicing Spiritual Discipline
"The reality is that this is how you know if you're getting closer to God:
more kindness, more gentleness, more joy, more peace, more patience."
Matt Brown, Awakening
Christmas time is where joy begins and sadness ends. Only visions of good times will last Christmas is here, and it's time to celebrate.
"Behind self-confidence is joy, happiness, acceptance and compassion.
But behind arrogance is fear, resentment and stress."
Ingrid Lindberg, Self-Confidence
To be joyful is a principle. It doesnít change with emotions. Joy is an inner contentment despite all the circumstances.
Richard Daly, Godís Little Book of Joy
"Life is box full of surprises so you never know what the next surprise
in your way is. People who take life seriously are those people who
the joy of life by their seriousness and misleading power of thinking."
David Dashner, Self Improvement
"Live for today, but hold your hands open to tomorrow.
Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed
of God's love in every event, every unpleasant situation in which
you may find yourself."
Quotes about Change
"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy,
and dividing our grief."
"Joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service
and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their
"We all have battles to fight. And it's often in those battles that we are most
alive: it's on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy,
forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work."
Eric Greitens, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
"Truly living means your days are filled with joy and thanksgiving for
the very fact that you are alive. As opposed to constantly going after
the next best thing you are going after a new goal to achieve."
Sandra Leon, Supercharge Your Life
"But the more you say no to the things that don't matter, the more you can
say yes to the things that do. This will let you
live and enjoy your life - the life that you want."
Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic
I am a person of joy, and some people think itís because I live a perfect life. Ha! Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ellen Miller, The One Year Book of Inspiration for Girlfriends
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,
but of respect and joy in each other's life."
Richard Bach Family
"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
"Advent helps us to make more room for joy so that we are fully prepared
to receive the Lord when he comes."
"It's hard to enjoy music at the same time you are paying attention to,
and thinking about, the notes. When enjoying,
you are simply letting the music in and absorbing it."
Dicken Bettinger, Natasha Swerdloff, Coming Home
"There is more joy to be found in owning less than can ever be found in
pursuing more. In a world that constantly tells us to buy more and more,
we often lose sight of that."
Joshua Becker, The More of Less
Everything You Own
Joy comes when we are in alignment with our values and goals and when we feel our lives are abundant.
Yolanda V Acree, Mindful Simplicity
"If you are confident that something brings you joy, keep it, regardless
of what anyone else might say. Even if it isn't perfect, no matter how
mundane it might be, when you use it with care and respect,
you transform it into something priceless."
Marie Kondo, Spark Joy
"For the Christian, joy in God is available at all times, in any situation."
Wayne Davies, Top 10 Reasons to Read the Bible Today
"But it isn't just about dollars and cents. Retirement should be a joy."
"If we want joy, we must 1) accept ourselves as the unique persons we
are, 2) allow ourselves to hurt, knowing that our joy runs
deeper than our emotions, and 3) work on resolving any personal
hindrances to joy."
Gaylyn Williams, Gratitude Encourages Joy
Joy and positive thinking are powerful tools for living well.
Cyndie Spiegel, A Year of Positive Thinking
"Joy must be developed from the inside. If we cannot find happiness
within ourselves we will not be able to find happiness anywhere."
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
"I have to say that I was not prepared to become a grandmother
but I do feel proud that my little people depend on me and love me.
I get such joy from their successes, and it does hurt my heart a bit
when they have failures."
Janice Elliott-Howard, Being A Grandmother
"Pray for your ability to share your joy with others and be a light in this world."
Kathryn Shirey, Pray Deep for Advent
Poems about Prayer
I do not let fear keep me from living life to the fullest extent of the joy
and happiness I am entitled to.
Patricia A Gilpin-Hudson; Carol R Muschette, Find Joy in Daily Living
"Cultivating inner happiness will allow you to have boundless
joy whatever the situation."
Tom Miles, A Year For Change
"We all experience joy differently and have our own unique barriers
to attaining joy. Understanding what makes you tick helps you develop
a plan that's tailored specifically for you."
Kaia Roman, The Joy Plan
"Part of the joy comes from seeing one's own children become
parents - watching the cycle of birth, nurturance and independence
begin again. Grandmothers became quite passionate about the magic
of it all, often bowled over by their intensity of feeling."
Doreen Rosenthal, New Age Nanas Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
The Word of God is the source of man's strength, wisdom and joy.
Janet Fuller, The Bible: The Key Bible Chapters
Words of Encouragement
Once you open your eyes to the fun some 90 year olds are having,
you'll be surprised at how much more willing you become to step into that
Noelle C. Nelson, Happy HealthyÖDead
If you want to enjoy good health, you first need to believe that you can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle.
Alex Uwajeh, The Power of Positive Affirmations
The joy of seeing your money put into uses that are worthwhile cannot compare to the instant gratification that impulsive buying can give you.
Marshal Lightwill, Discipline Yourself
"Think joy, talk joy, practice joy, share joy, saturate your mind with joy,
and you will have the time of your life today and every day all your life."
Norman Vincent Peale Sharing Quotes
"People in developing countries have a depth of joy, a richness to
which those of us consumed with material things are often blind."
Pam Grout, The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life
"Despite knowing the value and joy of giving to others,
many people are at a loss on how to go about it.
Some mistakenly think that only those with money are the
only ones who can give."
John Michaels, Learn How To Give On The Cheap
If you're a follower of Jesus, joy should be a way of life.
Why? You've been completely forgiven -
no guilt, no shame, no remorse, and no regrets.
God has wiped them all out. Sounds like a good reason for joy to me.
Rick Warren Forgiveness Quotes
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain Quotes
Our sadness and sorrows, joys and triumphs bind us in the common
thread of humanity. The sooner we realize the connection, the more
elevated life becomes.
Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays
Poems about Life
You will quickly discover there is no sense of satisfaction or joy that
equals that of bringing others along and developing them to the degree
that they are as capable as you, so that they, too, can move into management.
Zig Ziglar, Top Performance
Personal Development Quotes