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