Monday, May 4, 2009


I found this plaque at a little gift shop in Minneapolis. My Dad had this quote hanging up in his home office and I always thought, that's an obvious statement, what is so special about that saying?

I realize now that happiness and joy are often confused. Many "things" can make us happy for a short time (jobs, vacations, a new outfit or car...) but true joy can only be found in us. Thanks Dad, I think I get it now.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    I LOVE your insights about "joy." My friend sent this posting to me because just last month I created a blog called "Following Your Joy" ( and it is all about how when you follow the things that bring you joy in life, the magic begins to unfold. And like you said, that joy is right within us. Perfect!
    Thank you for sharing.