Water Over The Dam

Water over the dam

 

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”–C. S. Lewis–

Today is a good day to think about and check up on some friends that you haven’t seen in a while. I will make them feel good that you took the time to see how they are doing. It will make you both feel good to share a smile and a laugh. Tell them that John said,

“Everything is going to be all right.”

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

Happiness is Contagious…

Happiness is contagious

 

“Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.”—Maurice Maeterlinck—

This reminds me of the gloom that was spread by the media during the past year. It WAS contagious.
But happiness will conquer it.
Counteract the sadness and negativism that is around you today. Let’s all join in to make  happiness the norm instead of fear and gloom.

Share a smile and a kind word with lots of people.
Tell everyone you see that “Everything is going to be all right.”

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

Catch The Day And Caress It…

bloom through adversity

 

. “I beseech you, little brothers, that you be as wise as brother Daisy and brother dandelion; for never do they lie awake thinking of tomorrow, yet they have gold crowns like kings and emperors or like Charlemagne in all his glory.”—G.K. Chesterton—

Have a wonderful day!
Share lots of smiles and reach out to catch the returns
Everything is going to be all right.

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

Ease Up…Follow These 4 Easy Steps

parsley

“Gardens say,
Slow down,
Look around you,
Believe,
Hope.”
— Zoraida Rivera Morales—

The end of the year approaches.
Take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Take the time to look around at our wonderful world.
Take the time to believe in yourself and to hope for the years ahead.
Take the time to think about your loved ones and smile.
Find someone with whom you can share that smile.
Everything is going to be all right.

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

Someone Could Use Your Clutter…

free

Boxing Day

“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.”—Homer—

When something new enters our house, my wife has a habit of saying, “Something comes in, something goes out.”

We often have so many possessions that some of them have lost any semblance of meaning or pleasure. A lot of these objects such as warm clothing or children’s toys, may be given to someone who needs them.

Make someone happy and in turn your act will remove clutter from your life and give you a good feeling.

Share a smile along with everything else
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Adversity May Lead To Something Good.

 

remembrance

Christmas 2015

And he went on to be world famous. His words are still with us after all these years.

A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ novel has been so popular since it was first published in 1843 that it has never been out of print. Dickens’ interest in the plight of the poor and social injustice likely started when his father was sentenced to prison and Charles, then 12, had to quit school and take a job in a factory. Nearly 20 years later, in search of a bestseller, he came up with the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come—from the Fussy Librarian—

Merry Christmas
“God Bless us every one”—Tiny Tim.

Today is a wonderful day to practice optimism, happiness, and smiling
Share lots of smiles
Everything is going to be all right.

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

To Feel Good–Let Someone Know That They Are Special

cookies

 

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”—Maya Angelou—

Keeping this in mind today, take the time to make somebody else feel good. Give them a non-material gift. Make somebody smile. Make somebody happy about something.

It’s easy to make someone feel special with a pat on the back and a small compliment—and it’s free.

Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Organize Your Jobs Today…

most difficult

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”—Mark Twain—

It is much easier to share a smile if you have taken care of the unpleasant or difficult parts of the day. Make a list today, even a mental list will help. Prioritize your goals so that things end up on a pleasant and easy note.

As I pay attention to the more practiced workmen on a landscaping job, I see that they prefer to get the more difficult part of the day’s work done first and then sail through the easy tasks to finish the day.

And they share smiles, laugh, and joke as they work
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Approach Things Slowly and Gently…

pause quietly

 

”Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”—Nathaniel Hawthorne—

Approach things slowly and gently this time of the year. When stressed, pause quietly for a while and concentrate on removing the unpleasant feelings from your mind. Allow the space created thereby to fill with happiness and laughter.

  • Pause quietly
  • Share a smile
  • Everything is going to be all right.

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

How deep are your roots?

deep roots

 

“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”—J.R.R. Tolkien—

The strength of a tree is deep in the ground. Your inner strength is in your mind and will protect you from bowing to outside pressure and stress.

Marcus Aurelius said, “You have power over your mind –not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.”

Sharing a smile will increase your inner strength.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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