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The 06/21/13 Joy Jar

21 Jun

 

Moi wants to accomplish a couple of things this summer. One a spend time writing and the other is to get healthy. Walking is not only great exercise, but it seems to stimulate one’s creativity. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the art of long walks.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Buddha

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Abraham Lincoln

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
Thomas Jefferson

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

The 01/08/13 Joy Jar

7 Jan

The are sides and parts of each person’s personalty. Each person has a soul and a spirit. Music can affect not only the personalty by bringing out different emotions like calm, relaxation or excitement. Music can touch a soul or collectively, souls. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is music.

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”

Victor Hugo

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
Leo Tolstoy,
Family Happiness

The devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God….Music is a gift and grace of God, not an invention of men. Thus it drives out the devil and makes people cheerful. Then one forgets all wrath, impurity, and other devices.”
Martin Luther

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.”
Johann Sebastian Bach

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning”
Plato

Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”
Yip Harburg