Tuesday, March 29, 2011

JOY












"Surely joy is the condition of life."

~Henry David Thoreau


"Life is to be enjoyed, not simply endured. Pleasure and goodness and joy support the pursuit of survival."

~Willard Gaylin


"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

~Psalms 30:5


"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy."

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."

~Sir Wilfred Grenfell


"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

~George Bernard Shaw


"The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. I have met people so empty of joy that when I clasped their frosty fingertips it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm. Others there are whose hands have sunbeams in them, so that their grasp warms my heart. It may be only the clinging touch of a child's hand, but there is as much potential sunshine in it for me as there is in a loving glance for others."

~Helen Keller

3 comments:

dosfishes said...

Great quotes. I try and keep the joy present as much as I can...thanks Audrey for such words of inspiration. xox Corrine

Silke said...

I love these quotes! It's so important to remember joy - without it, really, whatever we do is so much harder. Thanks for spreading so much joy!! Love, Silke

Kimmie said...

I love the quotes, especially Helen keller's. Such a unique view of the world. Something I had never thought about before.

Joy is mine .... Happiness comes and goes :)