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The 06/03/13 Joy Jar

2 Jun

 

Moi was walking around today and she noticed that there is green grass and there is green grass. Grass comes in shades and in comes in different types. Grass that is well-tended looks happy and grass that has been left to its own devices looks disheveled and lost. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Khalil Gibran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Walt Whitman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Thomas Carlyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.
John Steinbeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Hal Borland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I’d like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the grass may look greener on the other side, but believe me, it’s just as hard to cut.
Little Richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him.
Charles Stanley

 

The 05/11/13 Joy Jar

10 May

 

Although the calendar still says Spring, moi took her winter coats to the cleaners, finally convinced that she probably won’t need them for the next couple of months. The past couple of days have been glorious and more than enough to whet one’s anticipation of Summer. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the anticipation of summer.

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald,
The Great Gatsby

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
Yoko Ono

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”
Kellie Elmore

One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
Jeannette Walls,
The Glass Castle

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Thomas Carlyle

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus