What is joy?

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy”

Rumi

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Living, feeling and appreciating life is the true joy. Existing is not living. It takes away the joy from our hearts as we are not truly cognizant of what we are experiencing. In other words, it’s mindfulness that brings the joy of living to our souls. Be present, be mindful and remember to count your blessings.

In gratitude lies happiness 
In oblivion lies misery
Realizing and appreciating
Gladdens the heart and lifts the spirit

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Smiles bring joy
Not only to us but to others too
And joy brings smiles
To everyone around you

When you smile at someone
You pass on a precious gift
That makes their day, and yours too
Spreading happiness, mission complete

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This is such a beautiful quote! A pure mind is always ready to receive the gift of joy and pass it on.

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Written for WQWWC #53 – Topic: Joy, hosted by Marsha

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45 thoughts on “What is joy?

  1. These are beautiful quotes and thoughts. I particularly love the first one. Sometimes we have to take stock and realize how wonderful things are. Happy New Year, Sadje. Nutter Butter sent you a message, to that said, =====

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  2. I think strangers are more willing to converse when one has a smile on their face.
    Just this morning I met a family and was able to show them the half moon in the morning sky at around 9:30am!
    It was fun talking about various vacations that we both had. A smile can dispel fear, and that is a very good thing 🙂

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  3. Hello! For me, joy is when I realize God is glad to be with me, and I with Him. Also, joy is the feeling I’m glad to be wherever and with whom I am with. It is connection; whether happy or sad, we are glad to be together…for and not against one another. ☺️

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    1. Beautifully said Joan. Being content with what you are, who you are and with whom you’re is the epitome of happiness. And of course, faith is the most important part of feeling joyful and content.

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