The 12/20/13 Joy Jar

20 Dec

It is just a few days until Christmas and moi will be celebrating Christmas and reflecting upon the end of the ‘Joy Jar’ exercise. Aside from persistence, reflection and of course, gratitude – the purpose of the exercise; moi learned that life should have balance. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is seeking balance in life.

“People who violate your boundaries are thieves. They steal time that doesn’t belong to them.”
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

“A ‘good job’ can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.”
Alain de Botton

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.
Epicurus

Fortunate, indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
Peter Latham

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert Fulgham

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Euripides

Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.
Steven R. Covey

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward

We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
Paul Boese

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.
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