Explore the value of Joy
JOY QUOTATIONS
Wednesday quote
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

Theodore Roosevelt

20191212 thursday quote
“The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”

Russell M. Nelson

20201225 friday quote
“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.”

W.C. Jones

20191209 monday quote alternate
“I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace—a connection to what matters.”

Oprah Winfrey

20181129 thursday quote
“Joy; the kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.”

David Steindl-Rast

20160211 thursday quote
“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”

Shannon L. Alder

20161201 thursday quote
“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

20161202 friday quote fixed
“…find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

20181127 tuesday quote
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

Richard Wagner

20191210 tuesday quote
“The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.”

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

20160210 wednesday quote
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

20201222 tuesday quote
“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.”

Helen Keller

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'joy'.
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Clarrisa Gardner Ky'Marieon Gardner REACH RTI August 24, 2O16 S My Hero My hero is Mom because she inspires me to do a lot of things like be better at basketball. She's hard working. She's awesome. She's loving and caring.She gave birth to me. She lets us go over...
SUBMITTED BY KY'MARIEON GARDNER
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Joy So I'm stuck in O'hare airport on an extremely long weather delay, pacing up and down the terminal for some exercise, when I pass a wine bar for the twentieth time or so. But this time there is a young woman behind the roped off piano, playing what I can only describe as absolutely beautiful classical music. ...
SUBMITTED BY PAUL MINORINI
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Lifting up I am seven years older than my twin cousins. When I was young, I think 8 or 9, they were toddlers. They really liked me and me them. They would cry a lot and I only saw them for the final two weeks of the year over break because I lived in New York and them in LA. One night I was playing with them and it was...
SUBMITTED BY GRIFFIN RUBIN
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

Explore Another Value
ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
Pass It On®

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Your Comments
Kt from Killeen tx DECEMBER 14, 2016
Please add gentleness to your list of values. Too often this incredible virtue is overlooked and needs to be revived.

Mark from Nairobi DECEMBER 1, 2016
this is a wonderful way of learning

jill from columbus, oh SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
Thank you for giving meaning, inspiration, love and worth to all your readers. :-) :-)