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;
"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.
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