The 09/27/13 Joy Jar

27 Sep

Moi began the ‘Joy Jar’ experiment almost a year ago. It will end on Christmas Day because Christmas represents rebirth and renewal. The experiment was about being grateful for something each day and just being grateful for each day. So far, it has been a success. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is strength.

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Albert Einstein

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Khalil Gibran

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Hermann Hesse

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Leo Buscaglia

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
Charles Stanley

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