The 11/19/13 Joy Jar

19 Nov

It is supposed to be freezing in many areas in Seattle tomorrow. That points the way to the beginning of winter and Christmas. The ‘Joy Jar’ exercise ends on December 25. The exercise was to find something to be grateful for every day. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy jar’ is cold weather.

“Three feet of ice does not result from one day of cold weather.”
Chinese Proverbs quotes

“Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
Lucinda Franks

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
Og Mandino

It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or warm if you’re going to have to wade through it anyway.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
Blaise Pascal

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
Samuel Butler

“Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.”
Hung Tzu-cheng

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