The 12/05/13 Joy Jar

6 Dec

Moi is going to spend tomorrow pampering herself and simply enjoying the day. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the occasional act of pampering one’s self.

Appreciate yourself and take the time to deeply love yourself. We all have amazing talents and gifts that no one else has.
Kemmy Nola

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen

Healthy Expectations has some great thoughts about self-care:

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Vincent van Gogh

Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud

Health is certainly more valuable than money, because it is by health that money is procured.
Samuel Johnson

By your thoughts you are daily, even hourly, building your life; you are carving your destiny.
Ruth Barrick Golden

When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.
Plato

You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
Martha Graham

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo DaVinci

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory
with thoughts of other men.
James Beattie

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

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Buddha

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle
http://www.healthyexpectations.gmu.edu/old/compass_cd_versions/gmu_compass_2007/QuotesSelfCare.htm

Pampering one’s self is a building block of the foundation of optimism.

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
Gail Devers

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