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Joy

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
       - Eleanor Roosevelt

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
       - Anonymous

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
       - Chinese Proverb

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
       - Philippians 4: 4-7

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
       - Anonymous

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
      
 - Chuck Sigars

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
        - Jerry Van Amerongen

Photo of toddler smilingJoy is the feeling of grinning inside.
        - Melba Colgrove

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
        - Mother Teresa

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
        - John Buchan

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
       - Thich Nhat Hanh

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
       - Carl Sandburg

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
       - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
       - Kahlil Gibran


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Original edition by Gary Hyink, Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, interns, and Bill Blackman, the president. Most recent edition by Katie Lusk, Hearts & Minds intern
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