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The 12/01/13 Joy Jar

30 Nov

Today is the first day of December. December is a transition month. The shortest day of the year occurs in December, Christmas is in December, the last day of the calendar year is in December and the ‘Joy Jar’ ends on December 25th . Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the month of December which represents transitions and new beginnings.

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Dr. Seuss

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie

“October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.”
Mark Twain

“From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens –
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.”
Katherine S. White

“O cruel cloudless space,
And pale bare ground where the poor infant lies!
Why do we feel restored
As in a sacramental place?
Here Mystery is artifice,
And here a vision of such peace is stored,
Healing flows from it through our eyes.”
May Sarton, Nativity

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”
Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

“Come, come thou bleak December wind,
And blow the dry leaves from the tree!
Flash, like a Love-thought, thro’me, Death
And take a Life that wearies me.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, Fragment 3

“That’s no December sky!
Surely ’tis June
Holds now her state on high
Queen of the noon.

Only the tree-tops bare
Crowning the hill,
Clear-cut in perfect air,
Warn us that still

Winter, the aged chief,
Mighty in power,
Exiles the tender leaf,
Exiles the flower.”
Robert Fuller Murray (1863-1894), A December Day

“In drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy tree,
Thy branches ne’er remember
Their green felicity:
The north cannot undo them
With a sleety whistle through them;
Nor frozen thawings glue them
From budding at the prime.

In drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy brook,
Thy bubblings ne’er remember
Apollo’s summer look;
But with a sweet forgetting,
They stay their crystal fretting,
Never, never petting
About the frozen time.

Ah! would ’twere so with many
A gentle girl and boy!
But were there ever any
Writhed not at passed joy?
The feel of not to feel it,
When there is none to heal it
Nor numbed sense to steel it,
Was never said in rhyme.”
John Keats, In Drear-Nighted December

The 10/01/13 Joy Jar

2 Oct

Today is the first day of October. October is simply a transition month between summer and the beginning of winter.

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.
Nikki Giovanni

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are transitions like October.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.”
William Bliss

“The crickets still sing in October. And lilly, she’s trying to bloom. Tho she’s resting her head on the shoulder of death, she still shines by the light of the moon.”
Kevin Dalton

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

“After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.”
Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
Hal Borland

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
Humbert Wolfe

The 09/07/13 Joy Jar

7 Sep

Moi loves Saturdays because she is generally doing whatever pops into her head or whatever happens. There is generally no agenda. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is Saturday.

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
Bill Watterson

There aren’t enough days in the weekend.
Rod Schmidt

The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Your hair may be brushed, but your mind’s untidy.
You’ve had about seven hours of sleep since Friday.
No wonder you feel that lost sensation.
You’re sunk from a riot of relaxation.
Ogden Nash, about weekends

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.
Lyndon B. Johnson

How pleasant is Saturday night,
When I’ve tried all the week to be good,
And not spoke a word that was bad,
And obliged everyone that I could.
~Nancy Sproat

Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
Richard Rorty

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.
Ogden Nash

“Saturday night is perfect for writers because other people have “plans.”
Mike Birbiglia

The 07/01/13 Joy Jar

1 Jul


Today is the first day of July. The year is over half completed. Moi began the exercise of the ‘Joy Jar’ when that Mayan end of the world thing went belly up. She was grateful that she was still standing. Bet many of you were grateful as well. So, to ‘cultivate an attitude of gratitude’ moi puts something in the ‘Joy Jar’ every day. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ comes form Smart Office Pro:


31 inspiring quotes for July


01 Jul


Quick link: 34 inspirational quotes for July 2012


Inspirational and motivational quotes for July 2011.


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It is the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.”
– Anthony Robbins


The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.”
– Japanese proverb


Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.”
– Voltaire


A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.”
– Chinese proverb


Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”
– Aldous Huxley


We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.”
– Seneca


That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”
– Thomas Paine


There is always room at the top.”
– Daniel Webster


There is more happiness in doing your own path without excellence than in doing another’s path well.”
– the Bhagavad Gita


Those that are afraid of bad luck will never know good.”
– Russian proverb


A certain amount of opposition is a great help to you. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.”
– John Neal


Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.”
– Christopher Morley


It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.”
– John Crowe


All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous act without benefit of experience.”
– Henry Miller


Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something.”
– Indira Gandhi


No great thing is created suddenly.”
– Epictetus


Call on God, but row away from the rocks.”
– Indian proverb


Work like you don’t need the money.”
– Mark Twain


What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill


Success is the child of audacity.”
– Benjamin Disraeli


What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”
– Samuel Johnson


Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!”
– Jim Ryun


I’ve got something inside me, peasantlike and stubborn, and I’m in it till the end of the race.”
– Truman Capote


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn’t turn out, we modify it.”


People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.”
– Pete Zafra


Accept  and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.”
– Lori Hard


If you don’t quit, and don’t cheat, and don’t run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.”
– Shelley Long


A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it.”
– Alistair Cooke


Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”
– Booker T. Washington


Follow your dream as long as you live… for wasting time is an abomination of the spirit.”
– Plato





The 03/21/13 Joy Jar

20 Mar
Today was the first day of Spring and in Seattle, the weather can take many paths.  Spring can come early or late.  The calendar says Spring and moi is going with the calendar. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is Spring.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke
The year’s at the spring,
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearl’d;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven–
All’s right with the world!
Robert Browning
Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
Bishop Reginald Heber

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
Virgil A. Kraft


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils.
William Wordsworth

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
Christopher Morley
John Mistletoe.

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer, Detective.

The 03/07/13 Joy Jar

7 Mar

Sunday is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. We are all supposed to spring forward and fall back. . Daylight Savings Times means the clock moves an hour forward on Sunday. One can move the hands of a clock in an instant, but it takes moi’s body clock a week or so to get the body rhythm back. Still, moi loves the long days of summer and the increased light of the Spring. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is Daylight Savings Time.

I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.                                                                              

Victor Borge


Some people have the time but they don’t have time while others have time but do not have the time.                                                                                  

Jacques Prevert



I don’t understand people who say they need more Me Time. What other time is there? Do these people spend part of their day in someone else’s body             

Hussein Nishah



I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.             

Charles M. Schultz


Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.                                                                            

Will Rogers


It takes a long time to become young.                                                                

Pablo Picasso

The 02/21/13 Joy Jar

20 Feb

Moi has three calendars. One calendar has pictures of adorable dogs. Another calendar has pictures of beautiful nature sites. These two calendars are just to look at, moi doesn’t write on them. They simply brighten moi’s work space. The real workhorse calendar for moi is the ‘2013-2014 Janaury to January Calendar Organizer’ which resides in the big bag/purse. Moi writes all over that. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the organizer becauses it helps organize moi and the other two calendars because they are pretty to look at.

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it. Michael Ende

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”                                               Robert Brault

 Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.” D.H. Lawrence

 Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.”                                                 Og Mandino

A story conducted by the time of a clock and calendars alone would be a story not of human beings but of mechanical toys.”
Mary Lascelles,
Jane Austen & Her Art Opb61

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”                                                                                                  Charles Richards