Joy

10 Ways That Music Is a Gift
Inspiring Stories

10 Ways That Music Is a Gift

How music soothes, energizes and inspires us

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Summer reading, The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
Inspiring Stories

Positive Summer Reading: 'The Book of Joy'

Let a conversation between two renowned faith leaders inspire your quest for lasting happiness.

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Life Advice

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Laughter

Everyone loves to laugh. Here's why it's good for you.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton
Music

Guideposts Classics: Dolly Parton on Happiness

In this story from July 2004, country music legend Dolly Parton shares her secrets for living a positive life, filled with love, joy and gratitude.

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Positive Living

8 Simple Pleasures of Autumn

What's your favorite thing about fall? Is it fresh, crisp apples? Carving pumpkins? Halloween? The beautiful colors of fall leaves? Relax and enjoy some of our favorite simple pleasures of the season.

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A family of four strolls along the beach as the summer sun sets on the horizon.
Positive Living

10 Simple Summer Pleasures For Family Fun

It's the simple pleasures—fireflies, going barefoot, a ice-cold glass of lemonade—that make summer such a special time of the year. Here are some of our favorite joys of the summer season; why not tell us about yours?

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Pope Francis
Bible Resources

Pope Francis: The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis, in an excerpt from Walking with Jesus, encourages everyone to experience the joy of the Gospel and look to Jesus for purpose, forgiveness and meaning.

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Emotional and Mental Health

Are You Throwing a Pity Party?

If your theme song has become “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to,” you need to get a new song.

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