And They Say {10 Quotes for my Kind of Joy}

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"You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings."

- Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

"Each day I do the dirty work, the effort that attracts no notice but my own, and in this very place I find the ordinary ingredients for genuine fulfillment. It starts the moment my eyes open, as I rise with the sun to sort and stack the dishes, appreciating this simple task as the essential start to a healthy day."

- Karen Maezen Miller (Hand Wash Cold)

“I do it for the joy it brings, cause I'm a joyful girl. 'Cause the world owes us nothing, we owe each other the world.”

- Ani Defranco (Joyful Girl)

"When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness ...  all the good things."

- Maya Angelou

"I looked a hundred times and all I saw was dust. The sun broke through and flecks of gold filled the air."

- Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

- Guatama Buddha

"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters."

- Oprah

"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow."


"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."

- Lao Tzu