"Live Life Joyfully!"

Joy Quotes:
We can do nothing well without joy.
                                          - Sibbs

Real joy comes not from ease or riches
     or from praise of men, but from doing 
     something worthwhile.
                                  - Sir Wilfred Grenfell

One filled with joy, preaches without 
                                        - Mother Teresa

Cultivate caring and generosity.  Happiness
     is the natural state of a loving heart.

Joy Affirmations:

I now choose to make my life light and 
     easy and joyful.

I am inspired by the Spirit within me to
     live in joy and celebration.

I enter into the joy of the present and
     let the past go.

I am ready for new and joyous experiences.

Joy fills my heart and blesses my life.

I radiate joy and happiness to everyone
      I meet.

Joy Questions:

What are 3 activities I could do today to 
     add even more joy to my life?    

What am I willing to let go of today that is
   stopping me from feeling joy in my life?

Charlotte Davis Kasl  has written a delightful book
on finding joy in everyday life.

"Finding Joy"
                                 - Charlotte Davis Kasl
           "Remember Joy and Find Hope"
    Joy brings hope and hope brings joy.  Imagine joy
as a memory dwelling within you - a bird perched on
your soul singing a song of hope.  

     Let yourself know it is always there.  Sometimes 
we lose contact with that voice and feel despair.  In
those times, if we can remember that the potential 
for joy lives within us, we may regain hope and find
the strength to take steps to improve our lives.

     If you feel down, blue, depressed, or tend to be
hard on yourself, take time to remember the good
things you have done for yourself, the tasks you have
accomplished, the ways you have survived.

    Remember times when you experienced content-
ment or joy.  Then hold these images in your heart 
and tell yourself you can re-create them.   You have
the power to create happiness in your life - the
potential for joy is within you.  You might ask yourself
what in your life right now blocks you from feeling joy,
and consider what you need to do to get on a path
toward greater happiness.    

    The bird of joy that "perches in the soul" never
stops singing - we just stop listening.  When we can
hear the promise of joy within us, we have more 
power to come alive to our desire for life.

    Joy is a source of personal power.  Joy awakens 
as we open ourselves to the wonder of the universe 
both inside us and around us.  As we allow the
expansive power of joy to flow through us, a world
of love, creativity, and wisdom opens to us.
                               - Charlotte David Kasl

To learn more about this wonderful book, click here.


     Try substituting "you" for "I" in the affirmations
to bless others, to picture all-good for them,  and 
to see them in a new light.

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     Have a joy-filled day!  May the Lord grant you
all the desires of your heart!

Barbara Jean Olson

Copyright © 2004 by Barbara Jean Olson


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