The Wisdoms Project


Joy


Like you, I’m sure (I hope), one of my favorite emotions is that of unabashed joy. I mean the welling-up-in-the-chest….almost-to-tears….like Julie-Andrews-in-the-mountain-top-meadow-in-Sound-of-Music type of joy!  God, that’s a great feeling!  Makes the lousy times worth it.


    Aren’t You Glad You’re You?

                                           Lyrics by James Van Heusen.  Music by Johnny Burke.
            Sung by Carol Sloane.
                (From the film “Bells of St. Mary's.”)


Everytime you're near a rose
    aren't you glad you've got a nose.

When a meadowlark appears
    aren't you glad you've got two ears.
     And when you wake up each morn
    aren't you glad that you were born.
Think what you've got the whole day through.
  Aren't you glad you're you.
                                                                


Those who are mentally and emotionally healthy are those who have learned when to say yes and when to say no
….and when to say whoopee!



Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all your lessons.  Joy is your lesson.
                                                                Alan Cohen


 
Enjoy life.  This is not a dress rehearsal.



There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure,
                                                                       but I don’t know many of them.


Sylvia Plath


Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.
George Carlin



                                      Work like you don’t need the money.
                                  Love like you’ve never been hurt.
                                Dance like nobody’s watching.
Satchel Paige



                                                                Chelsea Morning

                                                                                            Lyrics and music and sung by Neil Diamond

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning.  
Won’t you stay, we’ll put on the day and wear it ‘til the night comes.

Won’t you stay, we’ll put on the day,
there’s a sun shower every second.
And the light bore in like butterscotch
and stuck to all my senses.

Won’t you stay, we’ll put on the day
and we’ll talk in present tenses.



Take a music bath once or twice a week and you will find that
                                            ….it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes


Music washes the dust of everyday life away from the soul.



                        Without music life would be a mistake.
    Friedrich Nietzsche



If something tastes good, I eat it.
And if it really tastes good, I eat more of it.
John Madden


To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.



Apart from enthusiasm, joy cannot live.



                          We do not remember days….we remember moments.
    Cesare Pavese


Rest is not idleness. To lie sometimes on the grass under the trees listening to the murmur of the water or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock


                   Grief can take care of itself,
                                                         but to get the full measure of joy,
                                                                                        you must have someone to share it with.
Mark Twain


Shared joy is double joy just as shared sorrow is half-sorrow.
    Swedish Proverb


Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass
all four essential food groups:
alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.