Daily Advent Devotional: Day 19 – Thurs, Dec 17

Joy may find release in the way you express yourself. Creative outlets permit you to liberate a wellspring of joy.        
Singing and music, for instance, light up many parts of the brain. They allow a person to access deeply-embedded emotional states, memories, and experiences. Other expressive arts also create paths toward joy. Almost every mention of joy within scripture is connected to the act of singing, dancing, or otherwise expressing joy dynamically. — Rev Gail

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. — Psalm 47:1

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… — Susan Polis Schutz

The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it. ― Jaggi Vasudev

Scatter joy! ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. — Albert Einstein

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. —Helen Keller

Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it’s meant to take you. —Jonathan Groff

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