Joy is Everywhere
How do we grow joy?
"I have come to believe the purpose of education is to help children live lives of maximum joy."
"Once a child played on the sea-shore. The waves sang and the sand shone and the pebbles glistened. There was light everywhere; light from the blue sky, and from the moving water, and from the gleaming pebbles. The little one, in its happiness, sang with the murmuring sea and played with the stones and the shells that lay about. Joy was everywhere and the child was filled with it."
THE ARTS ARE THE KEYS TO SOFTEN AND OPEN HEARTS
How Do We Grow Joy?
Libraries of Hope
"The whole world is full of unworked joy-mines. Everywhere we go we find all sorts of happiness-producing material, if we only know how to extract it."
--Orison Swett Marden, Joys of Living
"Music makes people more gentle and meek, more modest and understanding."
"Storytelling is an ageless and beautiful art. When the lights are low and your child is in a quiet, reflective mood, the stories told him will never be forgotten and their influence will follow him the rest of his life.
"The soldier fights for his native land but the poet touches that land with the charm that makes it worth fighting for..."
"If the trees and flowers, the clouds and the wind, all tell wonderful stories to the child, he has resources of happiness which no power can deprive him."
When "you come to a full appreciation of art...you will be possessed of one of the purest, loftiest, and most ennobling pleasures the civilized world can offer you."