Joy is not something you find. It is something you choose to create, to live and to experience.
The experience of joy does not in any way deplete the amount of joy available. On the contrary, the experience of joy makes possible even more profound and sustained joy.
Some would say that joy is not possible, or not realistic, or not appropriate in certain situations. Yet those very situations are the ones to which joy can bring the most value.
Joy requires nothing and gives much. And you have the truly magnificent ability to create joy.
Joy is not the result of success. Joy is, in fact, a significant cause of success.
Make this day joyful by filling it with joy. The more you choose to experience it, the more joy there will be.
--from an email sent to me by Karen Doty, February 22, 2007