Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: REASONS TO BE HAPPY TODAY

 
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I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation,
and wrapped me me in a mantle of justice,
Like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,
like a bride bedecked with her jewels.
As the earth brings forth its plants,
and a garden makes its growth spring up,
So will the Lord God make justice and praise
spring up before all the nations.


Isaiah 61: 10-11
New American Bible

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The greatest happiness of life is
the conviction that we are loved -
loved for ourselves, or rather,
loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
French poet, novelist and playwright



People are afraid of joy. They are afraid
they'll get out of hand and lose control.

These people haven't experienced real joy -
the joy that comes from doing something
G-dly and beautiful with all your heart.
The fact is, there is nothing that will lift
you higher. When there is that joy, the
Divine Presence can enter. Where there
is that joy, there are no pits to fall into,
and all obstacles evaporate into thin air.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (1902-1994)
Seventh spiritual leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement;
words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman.
Courtesy of Chabad.org

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Common sense is strengthened by joy.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810)
Founder of the Breslov Hasidic dynasty



You are not happy because you are well.
You are well because you are happy.
You are not depressed because trouble
has come to you, but trouble has come
to you because you are depressed. You
can change your thoughts and feelings
and then the outer things will come to
correspond. Indeed, there is no other
way of working.

Emmet Fox (1886-1951)
Irish-born spiritual leader
of the early 20th century

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A sense of humor...is needed armor. Joy in one's
heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that
the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.

Hugh Sidey (1927-2005)
American journalist who worked
for Life and Time magazines



We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of
children, that makes the heart too big for the body.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

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There is not one blade of grass,
there is no color in this world
that is not intended to make us rejoice.


John Calvin(1509-1564)
French Protestant theologian
during the Protestant Reformation


Happiness is not a goal;
it is a by-product.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
American political and civil rights leader;
First Lady of the United States, 1933-1945


 


And now the Last Word:

It is not hard for the Lord to turn night into day.
He that sends the clouds can as easily clear
the skies. Let us be of good cheer.

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
British Reformed Baptist preacher
known as the "Prince of Preachers"



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
My life has been one great big joke,
a dance hat's walked a song that's spoke,
I laugh so hard I almost choke
when I think about myself.

Maya Angelou (1928-  )
American poet, actress and author

 

 

 
 

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