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Up to now I have used auto focus. I tried manual focus with this one. I think it worked quite well. Apart from a crop, there's no editing.


“Thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.”

’Tis the Season !


Definition of joy (n)

Bing Dictionary

joy[ joy ]

great happiness: feelings of great happiness or pleasure, especially of an elevated or spiritual kind

something that brings happiness: a pleasurable aspect of something or source of happiness

enjoy something: to delight in something

Synonyms: happiness · delight · pleasure · enjoyment · bliss · ecstasy · elation


And to add to the mix, this Emile Sandé spiritual really lifts the spirit! "Next To Me"


hipea granted permission to let me use his lovely butterfly image here:

Morning always have this power, all is so bright and full of possibilities...

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.


And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.


And how else can it be?


The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.


Is not the cup that hold your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?


And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?


When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.


Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."


But I say unto you, they are inseparable.


Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.


Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.


Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.


When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.


Kahlil Gibran


Love And Peace

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.



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i was so happy to see Sheri and Shari bringing it back. what a surprise & honor then when asked to participate in the recent issue.

this joy + ride click on over and take a walk around my hood with me.

Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate..... I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. - Zhuangzi

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”

Albert Einstein


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We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

Helen Keller

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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

Poetography - Week 50 - JOY.

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Dilworth Park at City Hall in Philadelphia, PA


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"Happiness, pleasure or joy is the emotional state of being happy. The definition of joy is one of the greatest philosophical quandaries. Proposed definitions include freedom from want and distress, consciousness of the good order of things, assurance of one's place in the universe or society, inner peace, and so forth. It is the emotion of great happiness. It is something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness." - author unknown


Have you ever felt pure joy? Perhaps we have felt it in varying degrees or in different forms. I guess it is safe to say (or write) that we all have felt this wonderful feeling at one point (or more) in our lives and may even be feeling it right now. So what gives you joy the most? Perhaps it could be just the touch of a loved one's hand; an email from a friend; financial success; or the beauty of a simple flower?


My personal take on this is: I believe it is when you give that joy to someone and not expect anything in return that you feel it the most. To see a face light up with joy is just priceless. A quiet joy fills my heart and stays there for a very long time.


I also believe in simple joys such as this flower. It fills me with absolute pleasure in enjoying its beauty and sharing it with you. I hope you will enjoy it too.


As another writer puts it, "Joy is a feeling of pleasure or delight that arises from the heart."


Have a great weekend everyone! For us here in Japan, it has already begun. We are having a sunny Friday today. Great time to take pictures!


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EXPLORED.....Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.............smilesss....


I took so many pics when I went away this past week...Ill drop one or two a day as to not bore really beautiful place though....amazing scenary in Lake George...(right Michael..Chase Images)....Enjoy.....


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Hugsss and smiless....xoxoxoxo

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This was taken in GOA : ) This was our last stop in goa at the beautiful Palolem beach. It was a treat for eyes at that beach ;)


Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.

- Unknown.


Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.

- Mahatma Gandhi


He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.

- Kahlil Gibran


Thanks Suresh for the click and Thanks Adarsh for the Goa trip ;)


>> Shot At: Palolem beach, Goa, India.

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Frog and ship from i-net and tube


Joy Fellini's stream

One of my fav artist of flickr (-_-)


Uno sguardo sereno dà gioia profonda; una buona notizia ridona forza.


The serene look gives profound joy, good news gives back force.


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I do it for the joy it brings, cause I'm a joyful girl. 'Cause the world owes us nothing, we owe each other the world. Ani Difranco


*such a blessing. elaina is now eleven month old. it's a wonderful joy ride.*

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Flowers are full of joy.


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Reposting this photo posted on February 7, 2007. Enjoy your upcoming weekend!!!


Thank you... :-)

If you are a first time visitor, please take the time to visit my tribute to friendship posting. It would mean a lot to me...

... salud, alegría y luz, mucha luz!!!! / ... health, joy and light, lots of light!!!!


... Series: "Postcards from India"


... Music: "Bhangra Beats Desi Instrumental" by Nitin Jadva

© Chris Frick, Switzerland. All rights reserved.



Peace, love, joy – these, according to St. Paul, are the three fruits of the spirit. They correspond very closely to the three essential attributes of God, as summarised in the Indian formula, sat, chit, Ananda - being, knowledge, bliss. Peace is the manifestation of unified being. Love is the mode of divine knowledge. And bliss, the concomitant of perfection, is the same as joy.


Like peace, joy is not only a fruit of the spirit, but also a root. If we would know God, we must do everything to cultivate that lower equivalent of joy, which it is within our power to feel and to express.


“Sloth” is the ordinary translation of that acedia, which ranks among the seven deadly sins of our Western tradition. It is an inadequate translation, for acedia is more than sloth; it is also depression and self-pity; it is also that dull world-weariness which causes us, in Dante’s words, to be “sad in the sweet air that rejoiceth in the sun.” To grieve, to repine, to feel sorry for oneself, to despair – these are the manifestations of self-willing and of rebellion against the will of God. And that special and characteristic discouragement we experience on account of the slowness of our spiritual advance – what is it but a symptom of wounded vanity, a tribute paid to our high opinion of our own merits?


To be cheerful when circumstances are depressing, or when we are tempted to indulge in self-pity, is a real mortification – a mortification all the more valuable for being so inconspicuous, so hard to recognise for what it is. Physical austerities, even the mildest of them, can hardly be practiced without attracting other people’s attention; and because they thus attract attention, those who practice them are often tempted to feel vain of their self-denial. But such mortifications as refraining from idle talk, from wanton curiosity about things which do not concern us, and above all from depression and self-pity, can be practiced without anybody knowing of them. Being consistently cheerful may cost us a far greater effort than, for example, being consistently temperate; and whereas other people will often admire us for refraining from physical indulgences, they will probably attribute our cheerfulness to good digestion or native insensibility. From the roots of such secret and unadmired self-denials there springs the tree whose fruits are the peace that passes all understanding, the love of God and of all creatures for God’s sake, and the joy of perfection, the bliss of an eternal and timeless consummation.


Aldous Huxley, Huxley And God


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Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it.

Ernst Haas

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. ~Hosea Ballou

I got to spend a wee bit of time here yesterday. Most of you will recognize my favourite abandoned



happy birthday, denis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


wishing you a day filled with much, much, much joy, with your soulmate at your side and surrounded by your loved ones!!!!


please go wish denis a happy birthday.

Je t'avais bien dit que çà finirait par arriver, fallait juste que l'on se croise ;)

J'espère ne pas t'avoir trop esquintée, Cocotte à Labanane



Joy, tout le monde connait, toutefois c'étiont là


I meet you again, dear friends

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.

~Sigurd F. Olson


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The fourth picture in BALI IMAGES series is dedicated to YOU who have taken the time to view, comment and fave my photos. YOU have brought so much joy to me!!!



ps: All the views got me noticed by the algorithms that made up EXPLORE Interestingness therefore getting more people to see what I have to offer. Hopefully I have touched some lives along the way…

I refuse to believe that Interestingness is an indication of the quality of the photographs but I admit that making top 10 gets the views. YOU have all played your role towards the success of these photos. which have all, at one time or another made the top 10 interestingness list (with the highest rank listed after each photo).




03. ... AND PETAR FROM SERBIA... #1.









10. WAITING… #3.

11. … AND EVE… #3.




14. BALI IMAGES... BEAUTY... #5.



These 3 photos never made top 10 though I think they should:



By the way, please pardon this self promotion :P

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