I’m going to be away from the computer for a few days, so I thought I would invite all of you to share your favorite quotes about happiness and joy in the comments. I will publish the comments just as soon as I get back on Sunday.
I’ll start with a few of my own favorites.
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. –Buddha
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24
Oh, be swift to love. Make haste to be kind. –Henri Frederic Amiel
What about you? What are your favorites?
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Quotes of Joy
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"There is only one person who can make you happy, and that person is you."--?ReplyDelete
"Happiness is like a perfume, you cannot sprinkle on others without sprinkling a few drops on yourself " author unknown.ReplyDelete
Happiness is not found at the end of the road, but its a part of the journey.
No one can consume happiness without producing it - Helen Keller
Happiness is a choice that you make in life.
Being happy does not mean everything is perfect, it means you have decided to look beyond imperfections. !
G Angela, Thanks for your wonderful additions!Delete
The two I like are "You are never completely ready...sometimes it is just your turn" (Ty Murray) and If not now...when?ReplyDelete
Never really ready--that's a good one.Delete
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.ReplyDelete
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Erin, If we really made a cost/benefit analysis about that 60 seconds, we would all probably choose happiness!Delete
Have a lovely time Galen! Here are some I like:ReplyDelete
“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” Mother Theresa
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time."- Edith Wharton
I did have a lovely time at the cabin, thanks. And thanks for adding your quotes.Delete
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."ReplyDelete
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kim, I think it's like having your sunglasses on top of your head. Sometimes we forget they're there, but they are there anyway!Delete
I posted quotes today, too! Father's Day quotes!! I have so many favorites that I made a book of quotes and I'm working on volume 2. My two favorite quotes are:ReplyDelete
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ~Wayne Dyer
“Now here is my secret, very simply: you can only see things clearly with your heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Thanks for the reminders!!
Betsy, Wayne Dyer's quote emphasizes our participation in creating what we perceive--so true.Delete
'Believe you can and you're half way there' Teddy RooseveltReplyDelete
Jodi, That reminds me of a quote, let's see--something like "Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're right." Thanks for adding to the list.Delete
It is your mind that creates this world. BuddhaReplyDelete
My all time favorite- I believe I responded to you on one of your blog comments:
''We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be
in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good
at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years
for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car,
a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive
in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath
we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.
We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. '' Thich Nhat Hanh
Nancy, So much wisdom in both these quotes. Thanks.Delete
Love these joyful quotes! I'll have to join you in Psalm 118:24 - one of my favorite lines in scripture.ReplyDelete
Blessings for a wonderful weekend!
Martha, Mine, too!Delete
"Make a joyful sound!" Not sure of the source! I just love it!ReplyDelete
Happy break-away-from-the-computer Galen!
Lori, You might be thinking of "Make a joyful noise to the Lord..." from the Psalms. I always think of that verse when children are making noise in church--I love it!Delete
"when the mouth is open for laughter, you maybe able to shove in a little food for thought ~ Keith Davis (teaches folks about speech writing)ReplyDelete
This idea always just makes me smile
Good Idea Galen Happy and joy filled time away
Patricia, That made me smile, too!Delete
Really love this quotes. They are special and feel inspiring. Thank you for sharing these!ReplyDelete
Hope you'll come back to see the additional quotes in the comments--and add one!Delete
I love the first quote the best!
Where to start with my favorite quotes, I have so many of them. One of my all time favorites has to be "You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it" (unknown), a gentle reminder on patience!ReplyDelete
Another is "Don't die with your music still in you", this one I heard Earnie Larson say.
And here's one more which I've only heard in song and sung by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: "If you wanna see the rainbow, you've got to stand a little rain."
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you really enjoy time away from cyber space!
darlin, Love that first one--ha! Thanks for adding to the list.Delete
I love the thought of gather quotes on Joy. Here a couple of my favorites -ReplyDelete
"Through all of living have much joy and laughter, life is be enjoyed, not just endured."
by President Gordon B. Hinckley
"Joy is ver infectious, therefore be always fullof joy." by Mother Terasa
LeAnn, Thanks for your additions.Delete
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”ReplyDelete
― Gabriel García Márquez
I have nominated you for the sisterhood of the world Bloggers Award
Nikky, Thanks for the quote and for the award!!Delete
“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ~Lau TzuReplyDelete
Kathi, I love that one, too. A variation of this is "He who knows enough is enough will always have enough."Delete
That first one is one of my favourites. I have it up on my classroom wall on a big beautiful poster.ReplyDelete
Alexia, What do your students make of it?Delete
I meant to say: have a nice break away :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, I had a great weekend!Delete
There is no key to happiness, the door is always open !Delete
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands....serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singingReplyDelete
Rhonda, I read this psalm while I was up at the cabin this weekend. One of my favorites.Delete
“To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God's grace means.” ~ Brennan ManningReplyDelete
~ Brennan Manning
"Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh
Debra, The Manning quote means a lot to me. Thanks for adding these two quotes.ReplyDelete
I dearly love Mr. Emerson and dare to mess with his words, but I believe that "you can't sprinkle perfume on yourself without getting a few drops on the ones near by." Your joy spills over to your readers each day. Thanks for being a part of my devotional this morning.
That's a great one! Thanks for adding to the list and for your kind words.Delete
Love everyone's quotes here Galen, along with yours. I would add:ReplyDelete
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?--Albert Camus
Elle, Thanks for adding to the list!Delete
I am a beloved child of Almighty God on this earth today for a holy purpose which is revealed to me as I need to know it.ReplyDelete
Miriam, That is a comforting quote to live by!Delete
My favorite happiness quote time and again is ...ReplyDelete
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." – James Oppenheim
I like that one, too!Delete
Lovely post and what wonderful comments! I love JD's quote too!ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a good time, Galen!
The Joy of the Lord is your strength! Nehemiah 8:10ReplyDelete
Joy makes the longest journey too short. John Wooden
such a positive start to begin the day withReplyDelete