The 11/02/13 Joy Jar

2 Nov

It is a windy day in Seattle and the branches are doing that wind dance. The waves are whipping up against the 520 bridge. The wind is simply a metaphor for what can blow against a life from time to time. Thank goodness for the winds which clear out debris. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the wind.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
Winston Churchill

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Bruce Lee

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
Augustus Hare

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Khalil Gibran

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
Chanakya

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
William James

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