Joy Is Everywhere! — photos from around the world

No Greater Joy

March 6, 2012

Steve McCurry’s blog, with a pointer from Fred Burks of

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
– Sr. Mary Rose McGeady

La Esperanza, Colombia

Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service,
and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their
personal happiness.
-Leo Tolstoy

Katmandu, Nepal

Shared joy is a double joy
-Swedish Proverb

Pul i Khumri, Afghanistan

To get the full value of a joy you must have
somebody to divide it with.
– Mark Twain

Rome, Italy

Jaipur, India

Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands and take it when
it runs by.
– Carl Sandburg



A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning,
as if supported by the rays of the sun,
a bird settled on the fire escape,
joy in the task of coffee,
joy accompanied me as I walked.
– Anais Nin


Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
– Emily Dickinson


Joy is not in things;
it is in us.
– Richard Wagner


Joy is the serenity of heaven.
– John Donne

Mumbai, India

Rajasthan, India

We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
– Joseph Campbell


My mind to me a kingdom is,
such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss
– Sir Edward Dyer
1543 – 1607

Holi festival, India


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

– Rumi, 1207-1273


In time of care and sorrow, keep a fountain of joy alive in you.
– Dietrich Bonhoffer

This woman lives joyfully despite her poverty and physical disability.
Vrindivan, India

And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils…
Joy is there Everywhere.

– Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941
Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913

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0 Responses to Joy Is Everywhere! — photos from around the world

  1. How absolutely beautiful and empowering to feel the joy in these pictures. I just set down my dream diary after writing down and experiencing a rare and hilarious comedy skit of dance humor with Fred Astaire no less. Fred dances across the crowded bar room floor in a surprise appearance to the delight of everyone as we stand aside to give Fred room to perform. The comedy lifted our hearts as his costume equipment (a leg long boot is on backwards) and he pretends to be trying to fix it in time to the music as he dances and sings. In 70 years I don’t remember ever laughing myself awake as I did this morning. Something special’s happening.

  2. Pamela says:

    How Wonder Full!!
    Thank you for finding and sharing this, Ann!!

  3. This is just so full of Win!! Love it! I grinned the entire post. I think my favorite is the Afghani dude with the ice cream cones. 😀 Thank you so much. I think I may have to re-blog this just to spread the joy. 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Make Me a Tinfoil Hat and commented:
    I dare you to look at this post and not smile. 😉

  5. Kathy says:

    Loved the Joy!!! It lifted my heart and is a good remider to look “up” and see all
    that is around me..smiles, Kath

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