Tag Archives: Peace

The 07/11/13 Joy Jar

11 Jul

One of moi’s favorite quotes is from Reinhold Niebuhr deals with serenity:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is serenity.

“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

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

“Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.”
Joseph Addison

Please don’t come my way with your negativity , I’m living my life in Serenity!!
Marisa Rodrigues

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
Reinhold Niebuhr

The 06/04/13 Joy Jar

4 Jun

Life doesn’t come with instructions, one must live it as it happens. One must play the hand they are dealt and then take those cards and create your own Royal Flush.  Just because it has always appeared to be doesn’t mean it always has to be. Moi is finding her own groove and liking it. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is finding your own groove.





A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.

Jiddu Krishnamurti





Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.

Laurence Housman




You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

David Viscott




The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!

Marvin Phillips




Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!

Henry Ford






Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. –

Alex Karras






When you get a groove going, time flies.

Donald Fagen






If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Timothy Leary