Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

The 12/08/13 Joy Jar

8 Dec

Moi is winding down the ‘Joy Jar’ exercise. The ‘Joy Jar’ will officially end on Christmas Day. After the Mayan Calendar thingie went up in smoke, moi looked the idea of finding something to be grateful for every day. People who are grateful are hopeful and look forward to the future. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is looking toward a wonderful future.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Winston Churchill

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Albert Ellis

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Bob Marley

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
Mahatma Gandhi

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
Jim Rohn

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne Dyer

The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Pope John Paul II

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Marcus Aurelius

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