The 12/29/12 ‘Joy Jar’

30 Dec
According to the Phrase Finder:
Been there, done that


To have experienced the topic under discussion, to the point of boredom or complacency.
Really has anyone really been there, all of there? Has anyone really done all of that? Really. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is surprise.
Would you like to know your future?

If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.

So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence — a surprise.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
Mae West
Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
Sun Tzu,
The Art of War
How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything”
Charles Dickens,
David Copperfield
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
Henry Ford

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