By Linda Fisher Thornton
Extending Joy to You This Holiday Season
Joy is not something we simply hope for or wait for. It’s something that we create through our everyday actions and relationships.
As we celebrate the Holidays and enter the New Year, I hope that you enjoy the timeless quotes about joy that follow. Notice how these reflections on joy tend to focus on gratitude, imagination, open-mindedness and service.
Many thanks to all of you who have reached out this year to share ideas about leading ethically in a complex world.
Have a Joyful Holiday Season!
“Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.”
― Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
― Marianne Williamson
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
― Rabindranath Tagore
“An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.”
― Madeleine L’Engle
“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,the more joy you can contain.” ― Kahlil Gibran
“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.”
― Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
To imagine the future of ethical leadership, see the “What Ethical Leaders Believe” Manifesto by Linda Fisher Thornton, ChangeThis.com.
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