Don’t spoil any of it…

sharing and planning

 

“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. Enjoy the day as it comes. Enjoy People as they come…The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”
–Audrey Hepburn
I love this quote and I love Sundays. I can look back at the week gone by and quietly celebrate the good things that happened. I can rest and ponder. I think about my friends and loved ones and wish them well. I form positive plans and strategies for the coming week.
As Audrey said, “Appreciate the present.”
And as for the future–
Everything is going to be all right.
Keep on smiling

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

What Can Be Done About It?

Try again

When the project fails, ask whether it was worth it or not and if the answer is “yes”–Try again.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill

This is an example of applied optimism. Look for the bright side. Work toward a successful completion of your project. Figure out how to solve or correct your problem. Examine whatever is making you unhappy and deal with it.
And if you do all of that and fail? Well, then, summon up the courage to start all over again and go after it.

And whatever you do–Keep on smiling…
Everything is going to be all right

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

It’s In There Somewhere

It's in there somewhere

It’s in there somewhere–I know it is.

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
What sort of rock pile faces you today? Is it a creative challenge or perhaps a wall that you must make your way over, under, around, or through? Maybe there is one special rock in there that needs your attention.
A cathedral is built one rock at a time—with a vision. Your journey through the day is best traveled one step at a time—with a smile, a little love, and a chuckle.
Have a wonderful day

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

 

And, from my brother Tom…
Thought you might like this John
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to unchartered land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” – Helen Keller
Let’s open some freakin’ doors, shall we?

Practice Til You Get It Right

practice

Excellence is attained, not found. Confidence comes with practice.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
–Aristotle
Think about that. “We are what we repeatedly do.” This means that if we laugh a lot, laughing becomes a habit. It would follow, then, that happiness would become a habit. Practicing optimism is the key to becoming a happy and accepting person.

Practice sharing a smile
“Everything is going to be all right.”

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

Three Things That Improve With Practice…

The lady is happy

Practice three things–Love, Hope, Optimism

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. We can change the world.”
–Jack Layton
Help others by setting an example. Welcome love, hope, and optimism into your own life. These qualities will become a skill set and your abilities will improve with practice. Good health and happiness will be your reward.

My friend Shannen has been fighting cancer for over eight years. She always has a smile, a hug, and a plan for the future. Practice, practice, practice

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

Be Totally Selfish Today

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”—Mark Twain—
Let us be selfish today. Let’s do something that makes us feel good. A random act of kindness or extending a kindness toward a friend will elevate our own spirits. It works every time. And like Mark Twain said, try to cheer somebody else up. It will make you happy.
John P. Schulz

And share a smile as you perform your selfish deeds
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz

be kind

Today, be selfish–by being kind

Leave something behind

something left behind

My brother Tom sent me this a while back:

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.” –Ray Bradbury—

And always share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz

Today, You Can Be Happy If You Want To…

Think about it--only you can control your attitude.

Think about it–only you can control your attitude.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
–Dr. Seuss
Today, make a plan, approach it with determination and follow through. Put a smile on your face and push on to attain your goals. Only you can do it.

Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz

Are You A Rainy Day People?…Good

You could be a beacon on a rainy day---You just never know. Photo by Bill Land

You could be a beacon on a rainy day—You just never know. Photo by Bill Land

“Rainy Day People always seem to know when it’s time to call. Rainy Day people don’t talk, they just listen til they’ve heard it all”—Gordon Lightfoot

Are you a rainy day people? Do you know some rainy day people? It’s nice to have a friend who will listen. It’s nicer to be a friend who will listen. Lightfoot also said,
“Rainy Day People don’t hide love inside, they just pass it on.”

Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John Schulz

By the way, that is a wonderful song. Look it up on You Tube.

Flying High

Close your eyes and, in your mind, fly above the clouds

Close your eyes and, in your mind, fly above the clouds

I found a group of quotes and notes that have not been published. I may have used some of them on Facebook, I’m not sure, but I think that I will publish them to my website. Here is the first of them:

“One thing about flying that he never got used to was that no matter how awful the weather was on the ground, if you flew high enough you could always find the sun.” –Tom Clancy, “The Hunt for Red October”

So if the weather is poor in your life or “on the ground,” sit back, relax, close your eyes, and fly as high as your mind will take you until you find the light.

Share a smile, and remember,
“Everything is going to be all right.”
John P. Schulz

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