Can you tell me what can give you joy?

India
May 21, 2010 7:02am CST
What gives you joy? Joy is a very important feeling for every one. In this modern/fast world we seem to miss it a lot for many reasons. Many things can give you joy, a smile of a baby, a music, a good humor, a good friend, being with your life partner etc etc..... I must have missed many, let me find them from you now..
9 responses
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
21 May 10
A sincere, honest act done by anyone, will bring smile on my face and joy to my heart, like returning excess amount paid, handing over package left behind etc. My neighbouring lady one day told me that telephone directory is being distributed in the mobile van and it is parked near the bus stand. It was of immense help to me as a trip to the telephone exchange was avoided. This is also a helping gesture of a person. All these things show that there is still good humanitarian gestures prevailing in this corrupted and selfish world.
• India
21 May 10
It gives me joy but to me other things like spending time with spouse, sons, good music, interesting Tv programs, playing with children etc etc... In fact your smart responses gives me joy.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
21 May 10
Hello dear brother, Joy is a feeling that cannot be buy. It is an undefined feeling of happiness that can be felt within. What gives me joy is,helping someone that i know who is in need. Someone who i never knew personally. Someone who is in danger and needs urgent help. Helping other people,esp someone we never knew will give joy and true meaning of happiness and make the word "joy" worth it's meaning. Material things can give us temporary joy,temporary happiness like the material thing that is just temporal. Miss u for so long dear bhai
• India
21 May 10
Great human you are jaiho, I am proud to be your brother. I missed you and mylotters a lot but I was unable to come online due to some personal problems. I hope I will be able to be active on mylot in future..
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
23 May 10
hello again dear bhai, So sad to hear about it,i hope you can get over with those problems whatever it is Hope to see you more often dear brother and...i am sure you can overcome whatever trial you were facing right now
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
22 May 10
Things that can give me joy like for instance have a plan to pay all debts , good savings account in bank, cars, good children and obedient, good friends, good relation to partners and kids and my wants is fulfilled even from the start it was grabbed through sacrifice. Even a little thing was accomplished I will be happy for it. Some of these things are not on me yet I hope it will be soon heheheh. If there's a joke I can laugh also even at the back there there seems to be a problem to settle. If I can watch movie or tv shows that can make my own smile and also with good friends.
• India
23 May 10
Hi, geniustiger, It really gives us joy when we are free from our debts. Good children are our real happiness in life. Good health, good food, cars etc give us joy.
@AJGWFW (16)
• China
22 May 10
In the process of working, i usually meet many difficult questions. To overcome them makes me very very happy.
• India
23 May 10
Yes, AJGWFW when you overcome the difficulties it gives you real joy.
• Philippines
22 May 10
there are so many sources of my joy but some of those joy are for temporary only some lasted for a second. I want internal peace and comfort that makes me fully happy. I want a safe place for my family. If I am away from the enemy that is my joy, unfortunately enemy is just around and I hate it.
• India
23 May 10
Oh, it is difficult to believe that grecychunny has enemies. This tells a lesson that even if you are good you may get some enemies. Don't worry, you will win over them soon.
• Philippines
22 May 10
on a material level, the things that give me joy are: 1. a nice pair of shoes 2. vintage shopping 3. a sweet,sexy perfume 4. good food on a deeper level,things that give me joy are: 1. receiving love from family and friends 2. giving love to family ans friends 3. seeing my dreams coming true 4. being grateful 5. thinking positive
• India
23 May 10
Wow, that is a great response mynameiscoco. I only felt you could have placed deeper level joy factors in front of material level joy factors. A good analysis I must say.
@Hatley (161929)
• Garden Grove, California
21 May 10
lots of things,sunshine,flowers, trees, the birds singing , a good hot cup of coffee, a bar of my favorite chocolate, myson's visits, my friend Nelda emailing me, and taking me to the bank, my table mates with their jokes, I need to find joy around me as I cannot easily physically go out to find it. A good book, my Mozart music files, a great discussion and a lovely pmessage from a mylot friend, these all give me joy. Seeing the figure on my glucometer showing my blood sugar level is where it belongs. life gives me joy I guess.
• India
21 May 10
as usual you are poetic, yes, I fully agree with you Hatley. we have many things in this world to make us happy, what we need is to identify the joy, thanks.
@vandana7 (57709)
• India
21 May 10
Justice would bring in peace, fulfilment of wishes would bring joy for me vijayanths. :) Justice just happens to one of the wishes. :)
• India
21 May 10
so that is the secret of the absence of joy in your life? You are too ideal vandana. come to practical world, Kaliyuga.. Learn to live with people who are not honest, who are not having helping nature etc etc..... But I am happy to see a honest person like you.May God bless you with what you want in life.
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
23 May 10
hi vija. When I see people respecting each other. That's what really gives me joy. Nowadays people don't seem to know what respect is anymore. Like even a simple "Thank You" or "Excuse Me" is already a very hard thing to say for most people. Worse, some people are just plain mean and they do it on purpose, because they thought it's cool. Well there's certainly nothing cool about being mean. Even our simplest words can hurt a person's feelings and may cause them to feel really bad about this world and loose self-confidence and self-esteem. That's when some people become haters, terrorists, etc. So if I see a single person doing a simple act of respect to another then that would really warm up my heart and give me not only joy, but also hope, that amidst the troubled world that we have nowadays, there's still one good soul. :)