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The 09/26/13 Joy Jar

26 Sep

As one matures and realizes the value of life, one is grateful to be looking at this side of the dirt. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is being grateful to be alive.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

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

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.
Sai Baba

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Erma Bombeck

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

The 09/01/13 Joy Jar

1 Sep

As folk reflect on what Labor Day means and even what “middle class” means or who is “middle class,” there are certain values that define the “middle class.” See, Middle Class Values Do Differ From the Rich — My Answer to Senator Kyl http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/jon-kyl-middle-class-_b_1697164.html and The State of America’s Middle Class in Eight Charts http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/business-economy-financial-crisis/two-american-families/the-state-of-americas-middle-class-in-eight-charts/ Today’s deposit into the “Joy Jar’ is middle class values.

I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.
George Bernard Shaw

I worry a lot about taking care of my dependents, all those perfectly ordinary middle-class preoccupations.
Orson Welles

“The vast majority of Americans, at all coordinates of the economic spectrum, consider themselves middle class; this is a deeply ingrained, distinctly American cognitive dissonance.”
Ellen Cushing

Morality is only for the middle class, sweet. The lower class can’t afford it, and the upper classes have entirely too much leisure time to fill.
Lisa Kleypas

Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.
Ayn Rand

Right now, America’s middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs.
Ruben Hinojosa

“A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful.”
Robert Reich

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Aristotle