Tag Archives: Time

The 10/09/13 Joy Jar

9 Oct

There is something about a walk in a cold and crisp Fall morning that jumpstarts one’s brain. Today was a day like that in Seattle. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ was a walk in the crisp cold.

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love-then make that day count!”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Jarod Kintz

“I love the smell of book ink in the morning.”
Umberto Eco

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
Meister Eckhart

“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

“In the morning I brush my teeth with hope, and at night before bed I brush them with defeat. Both are mint flavored, so I try not to get them mixed up.
Jarod Kintz,

The 07/12/13 Joy Jar

12 Jul

Moi has a couple of watches that she really likes. Watches are all about time, perhaps, with a little bit of fashion thrown in. Time is precious because one can never get it back. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is a realization of the value of time.

Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Samuel Johnson

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
ROALD DAHL, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
THOMAS MANN, The Magic Mountain

The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.
BERTRAND RUSSELL, Conquest of Happiness

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard’s Almanac

Like a petal in the wind
Flows softly by
As old lives are taken
New ones begin
A continual chain
Which lasts throughout eternity
Every life but a minute in time
But each of equal importance

Nothing keeps. There is one law in the universe: NOW.

Indifferent to the affairs of men, time runs out, precise, heedless, exact, and immutable in rhythm.
ERWIN SYLVANUS, Dr. Korczak and the Children

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.”

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

Time is the great physician.

Time ripens the substance of a life as the seasons mellow and perfect its fruits. The best apples fall latest and keep longest.

The 03/07/13 Joy Jar

7 Mar

Sunday is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. We are all supposed to spring forward and fall back. . Daylight Savings Times means the clock moves an hour forward on Sunday. One can move the hands of a clock in an instant, but it takes moi’s body clock a week or so to get the body rhythm back. Still, moi loves the long days of summer and the increased light of the Spring. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is Daylight Savings Time.

I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.                                                                              

Victor Borge


Some people have the time but they don’t have time while others have time but do not have the time.                                                                                  

Jacques Prevert



I don’t understand people who say they need more Me Time. What other time is there? Do these people spend part of their day in someone else’s body             

Hussein Nishah



I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.             

Charles M. Schultz


Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.                                                                            

Will Rogers


It takes a long time to become young.                                                                

Pablo Picasso