Joy rises up in my heart as I give thanks for everything that brings joy into my life.


1. A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
"tears of joy" 
Synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing,happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss,ecstasy, rapture; enjoyment, felicity, joie de vivre, jouissance; 
Literary jocundity
"whoops of joy"
2. pleasure, source of pleasure, delight, treat, thrill
"it was a joy to be with her"


  • Which activities gave you joy as a young child?
  • When you think of the word joy, what images come to mind?
  • What does it mean to live a joyful life?
  • Who are the ones that bring you the most joy in life? 
  • Where do you feel joy in your body?  
  • Where is the most joyous place you’ve ever been? 


Comparison is the thief of joy. -Theodore Roosevelt

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to realize how good things really are.
-Marianne Williamson
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. -Joseph Campbell