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The 12/20/13 Joy Jar

20 Dec

It is just a few days until Christmas and moi will be celebrating Christmas and reflecting upon the end of the ‘Joy Jar’ exercise. Aside from persistence, reflection and of course, gratitude – the purpose of the exercise; moi learned that life should have balance. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is seeking balance in life.

“People who violate your boundaries are thieves. They steal time that doesn’t belong to them.”
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

“A ‘good job’ can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.”
Alain de Botton

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.

Fortunate, indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
Peter Latham

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert Fulgham

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.
Steven R. Covey

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward

We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
Paul Boese

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.

The 05/18/13 Joy Jar

17 May


Moi has a couple of mugs that she uses all the time. They have been around so long that she considers them as friends. One can put tea or coffee in them and they provide the perfect complement to whatever beverage. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s favorite mugs.

Clay is molded to form a cup, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the cup depends. Doors and windows are cut out to make a room, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the room depends. Therefore turn being into advantage, and turn non-being into utility.”

Lao Tzu

When the cup is full, carry it even”

Scottish Proverb

Its amazing how the World begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee!!”

Donna A. Favor

A pinch of praise is worth a pound of scorn. A dash of encouragement is more helpful than a dipper of pessimism. A cup of kindness is better than a cupboard of criticism.”

William Arthur Ward

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mere chink of cups and saucers turns the mind to happy repose”

George Gissie