Spring is on the way…

Pansy through the window

 

“Come, fill the Cup, and the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly—and Lo! The Bird is on the Wing.
–Omar Khayyam—

Through the cold and rain I see
A pretty pansy calls to me.
The buds swell on the maple tree,
And longer days are calling me.

The wind brings in the cold and yet
I gaze beyond the dreary wet,
And find a mood of gentle cheer
To know that Spring is drawing near.

Share a smile with everyone around you
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz, Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days

Introspection On A Winter’s Day…

winter flower

 

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”—Albert Camus—

Having known a beautiful summer’s day, we can always travel back there in our minds. Having known happy times, we can return to the moment and find happiness. Having found happiness, we can enhance its values by sharing it with others.

Commit a random act of kindness today.
Share a smile.
Everything is going to be all right.

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

Time To Open A New Door..

open a new door

“We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.”—David Bottoms—

It is time to begin with optimism, a new hope, and a bit of adventure. Reach out to touch someone new.

Open a door for the first time.
Before the day is over, laugh out loud for no apparent reason.

Share a smile
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.”

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