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The 08/10/13 Joy Jar

9 Aug

Moi has got a list of children’s books that she will be reviewing for her blog. She is looking forward to reviewing the books and she is glad that there are so many good books for children and adults. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are really great children’s books.

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
C.S. Lewis

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Anything can become a children’s book if you give it to a child…Children are actually the best (and worst) audience for literature because they have no patience with pretence.”
Orson Scott Card

“As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that the things that are truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. Courage and kindness, loyalty, truth, and helpfulness are always the same and always needed.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

“~Reading a book is like looking through a window!”
Zetta Hupf

“Every child deserves to be read to. It is a great bonding time for you and your baby.”
Abha C.

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
Lemony Snicket

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested throughly.”
Cornelia Funk

“There is more treasure in books, than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
Walt Disney

“The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”
-Mark Twain

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.”
Christopher Morley

“We read to know we are not alone.”
C.S. Lewis

“Don’t just teach your children to read…
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach them to question everything.”
George Carlin

The 01/14/13 Joy Jar

13 Jan

Sunshine can mean the warm from the sun or the warmth from the glow of a person or personality. Dictionary.com defines ‘sunshine’ as:



1. the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun.

2. brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness.

3. a source of cheer or happiness.

4. the effect of the sun in lighting and heating a place.

5. a place where the direct rays of the sun fall.

The Urban Dictionary defines ‘sunshine’ as:

Sunshine is a special someone who gives light and warmth in your life. Someone who you want to wake up with just like sunshine and know that that is what gives you life. Someone who is really hot and brightens your day and your life.Good morning sunshine!

However one defines ‘sunshine,’ it makes you feel warm, even on a cold day. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is sunshine.

“Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.”

Walt Whitman

“The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.”

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder – Volume One: On Wisdom and Virtues

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

James M. Barrie

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”

Helen Keller