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Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of E-mail, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift our spirit that is extraordinary. In this The Art of Living Joyfully, Jollytologist Allen Klein presents a compendium of advice and plain common sense comprising a guide to good cheer. This wonderful collection of quips, quotes and instruction comes from a variety of people and from all eras of history. Dividing the books thematically, covering such topics as Friendship, Laughter, Beauty, Nature, Faith, and more, this is a book to cherish for oneself and to give as a heartfelt gift. HENRY DAVID THOREAU on Friendship: "The most I can for my friend is simply to be his friend," WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE on Laughter: "A light heart lives long." RALPH WALDO EMERSON on Happiness: "Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself." SOPHOCLES on Love: "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." MARTIN LUTHER on Nature: "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime." From yesteryear to yesterday to today; from the famous to the little known; on subjects that touch our lives every day in every way, the selection of quotes in THE ART OF LIVING JOYFULLY offers insight and inspiration to help you and those you care about feel good about themselves and life.
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the art of

living joyfully

how to be happier

every day of the year

COMPILED BY

ALLEN KLEIN

FOREWORD BY

SARK

Copyright © 2012 by Allen Klein.

All rights reserved. Except for brief passages quoted in newspaper, magazine, radio, or television reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Published in the United States by Viva Editions, an imprint of Cleis Press, Inc., 2246 Sixth Street, Berkeley, California 94710.

Cover design: Scott Idleman/Blink

Cover photograph: Sami Sarkis/Getty Images

Text design: Frank Wiedemann

First Edition.

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

E-book ISBN: 978-1-936740-28-4

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

The art of living joyfully / compiled by Allen Klein.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Joy. 2. Self-actualization (Psychology) I. Klein, Allen.

BF575.H27.A77 2012

081--dc23

2012023630

For my mother-in-law Betty,

who has always

kept her spirits high.

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

A

APPLAUSE

ARTS

art • dance • music • poetry

B

BEAUTY

C

CREATIVITY

F

FAMILY

babies • children • parents • grandparents

FRIENDSHIP

H

HEART

L

LIGHTEN UP

cheerfulness • happiness • humor • joy • laughter • play • smiles

LOVE

N

NATURE

flowers • gardens • weather

NEW DAY

P

PETS

cats • dogs

PEACE

POSITIVE THOUGHTS

S

SPIRITUALITY

faith • god • prayer • soul

W

WEALTH

INDEX TO AUTHORS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Foreword

I am always looking for ideas that help people enrich their lives. This book does just that. I highly recommend you read it and embrace its wise, and sometimes witty, words. They will feed your soul, lift your spirits, and help you live a fuller, richer, and more joy-filled life.

SARK

(Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy)

Founder and CEO of PlanetSARK

INTRODUCTION

Psychoneuroimmunology is a long word with a short, simple concept. It means that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected. In other words, your mind can influence your body. What you think affects how you feel. Of course, what you think consists mainly of words—and those words have the power to drag you down or lift you up.

The quotations in this book were all selected to help you experience the latter. To get the full effect, try posting a few where you see them regularly. Add one a day to the screen-saver on your computer, put one at the end of your emails, or email one daily to someone whose spirit needs a lift.

It almost doesn’t matter how you use these quotes. The important thing is that you use them on a regular basis. If you do, they can help keep your spirits high so that you will be mentally, physically and spiritually healthier.

Allen Klein

San Francisco

A powerful agent is the right word.

MARK TWAIN

A

APPLAUSE

ARTS

Applause

When someone does something well, applaud!

You will make two people happy.

SAMUEL GOLDWYN

He who praises another enriches himself far more than

he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in

happiness. The poorest human being

has something to give that the richest could not buy.

GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS

The way to develop the best that is in a man

is by appreciation and encouragement.

CHARLES SCHWAB

The applause of a single human being

is of great consequence.

SAMUEL JOHNSON

Most people like praise. . . . When it is really deserved,

most people expand under it into richer

and better selves.

JOSEPH FARRELL

A little praise Goes a great ways.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.

XENOPHON

Down deep we really know our worth,

but we don’t have easy access

to that knowledge.

We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves

or we won’t remember that we deserve it.

BARBARA SHER

Find the good—and praise it.

ALEX HALEY

Every day, tell at least one person something

you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

RICHARD CARLSON

Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.

CHRISTIAN BOVEE

Arts

art • dance • music • poetry

Art is much less important than life,

but what a poor life without it.

ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

PABLO PICASSO

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the

world unbearable.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Art is a staple,

like bread or wine or a warm coat in winter.

Man’s spirit grows hungry for art in the same way

his stomach growls for food.

IRVING STONE

The object of art is to give life a shape.

JEAN ANOUILH

The artist has a special task and duty;

the task of reminding men

of their humanity and the promise of their creativity.

LEWIS MUMFORD

Each of us is an artist, capable of conceiving

and creating a vision from the depths of our being.

DOROTHY FADIMAN

All that is good in art is the expression of one soul

talking to another;

and is precious according to the greatness of the soul

that utters it.

JOHN RUSKIN