One A Day For A Year–Here’s Number 365

Quotes and Notes #365, November 4

“Knowing when to stop is the number one sign of a good writer.”—Jane B. Schulz, “My Mother Taught Me To Write”

Everything is going to be all right, diagram by Carmen Butcher

Everything is going to be all right, diagram by Carmen Butcher

One time my grandmother came home from church and I asked her, “Grandma, how was the sermon today?’ She replied, “It would have been a very good sermon but Preacher Johnson missed three good places to stop.”

A little over a year ago, on Facebook, I posted a motivational, cancer-related quote each day for the month of October in honor of Cancer Awareness Month. So many people asked me to continue that I promised to TRY to come up with an annotated quote article every day for a year. The articles became rather popular. I ended up with a mailing list of special people who requested the articles, and with a blog site which garnered over twelve thousand hits during the course of the year. Last December, my friend David Brown said, “I’m just wondering how long you can go without it becoming trite and worn.” I remembered that in my writing.

The payoff has been wonderful. I have gotten many nice comments. The best part of it, though, is that, every day, as I make my way out and about town, two or three people will smile, wave and say,

“Hey, John, Everything is going to be all right.”

I reached my goal and it is now time for a little break. I will not abandon the mailing group, the blog, or the Facebook following, I just need to ponder about my next direction. You can always go wander around in the blog site archives which you will find here:

Today’s wonderful illustration is a gift from my friend Carmen Butcher, Author, Professor of English, Shorter University. Thanks, Carmen, I treasure it.

So, carry on. I’ll be in touch
Share a smile wherever you go
Remember that only you can determine your attitude
That you are the only you in the world, and that,
Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

4 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Tara @ I Might Need a Nap
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 09:20:44

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! Wishing you all the best as you ponder and ruminate on what comes next. I know it will be great. Thanks for sharing the journey!


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