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The 08/06/13 Joy Jar

6 Aug

Moi takes public transportation all over Seattle. She thinks, watches people and sometimes writes. Public transportation is really an exercise in being ‘present in the moment’ no matter what is going on around one. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is being ‘present in the moment.’

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
Emmet Fox

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Thich Nhat Hanh

God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
Evelyn Underhill

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow

The 04/09/13 Joy Jar

8 Apr

The calendar says Spring, but it is chilly in Seattle and with the kind of damp clammyness that goes through you. Nothing is better on a cold Winter day or for that matter, a cold Spring day than chicken soup. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is chicken soup.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
H. L. Mencken

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.
Katharine Hepburn

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
Abraham Maslow

Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.
Bennett Cerf

I live on good soup, not on fine words.

Among hot beverages, we know of nothing better than leisurely sipping a bowl of steaming chicken soup