Tag Archives: Vincent Van Gogh

The 12/05/13 Joy Jar

6 Dec

Moi is going to spend tomorrow pampering herself and simply enjoying the day. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the occasional act of pampering one’s self.

Appreciate yourself and take the time to deeply love yourself. We all have amazing talents and gifts that no one else has.
Kemmy Nola

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen

Healthy Expectations has some great thoughts about self-care:

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Vincent van Gogh

Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud

Health is certainly more valuable than money, because it is by health that money is procured.
Samuel Johnson

By your thoughts you are daily, even hourly, building your life; you are carving your destiny.
Ruth Barrick Golden

When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.

You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
Martha Graham

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo DaVinci

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory
with thoughts of other men.
James Beattie

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Pampering one’s self is a building block of the foundation of optimism.

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
Gail Devers

The 11/12/13 Joy Jar

12 Nov

Because Daylight Savings Time has ended, it is dark earlier. The end of Daylight Savings Time points toward the Winter Solstice. Ann-Marie Imbornoni of Infoplease describes the Winter Solstice:

Winter Solstice
Dec. 21, 2013, 12:11 PM EST (17:11 UT), marks the solstice—the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere
by Ann-Marie Imbornoni

The precise moment of the 2013 solstice will be Dec. 21 at 12:11 PM EST (17:11 UT).

In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 20 or 21, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Cancer. In the Southern Hemisphere, the winter and summer solstices are reversed.
Read more: Winter Solstice | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/wintersolstice1.html#ixzz2kVVcNrci

Walking in home in the dark, moi observed the outline of dark clouds in the cold and clear night. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are the dark evenings which point toward the Winter Solstice and Christmas.

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.
Catherine O’Hara

There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light.
N.P. Willis

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent Van Gogh

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.
Frederick L. Knowles

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Moonlight is sculpture.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

If the Stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Jorge Luis Borges

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.
Joseph Conrad

The day has eyes; the night has ears.
David Fergusson

Some praise the Lord for Light,
The living spark;
I thank God for the Night
The healing dark.
Robert William Service, “Weary”

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Edward Plunkett

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Vincent Van Gogh