Thursday, January 19, 2012

Word for 2012

For me, in the year 2012, my word will be


Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.  2 Nephi 2:25

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein

Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing. William Shakespeare

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better. Oscar Wilde

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

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. — Henri Nouwen

Celebration is the conscience decision to live our lives with joy.  In the midst of turmoil, pain and adversity, in bad times and good, joy is the great companion our Heavenly Father intended us to have.  To feel joy, however, requires a decision on our part--a chosen approach to life, a chosen attitude, a constant awareness . . . To live with real joy we must begin with a personal conviction that we have the ability to change our lives in small meaningful ways.  We must feel we can learn better patterns of thinking, feeling, and doing that will allow us to feel better, accomplish more and rise higher. Elaine S. Marshall

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