The ‘Joy Jar’ is a year long exercise which began on December 21, 2012 when moi realized that she was still here and the Mayan doom advocates were wrong. As the new year 2013 approaches, the frame of reference for any new year should be to expect the best. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is to expect the best.
A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though the weather this particular morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning.
The child’s mother, concerned that her daughter would be frightened and possibly harmed by the storm got into her car and drove along the route to her child’s school.
As she did so, she saw her little daughter walking along happily but at each flash of lightning the child would stop, look up, and smile.
Stopping the car, the mother called to the child to get in with her. As they drove toward school, the girl continued to turn toward each lightning flash and smile.
The Mother asked, “What are you doing?”
The child answered, “Well, I must do this, God keeps taking pictures of me.”
— Author Unknown
“You begin by always expecting good things to happen”
Tom Hopkins quotes (American best selling author known as the world’s leading sales trainer.)
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian”
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.