Are you up for an adventure today?

Quotes and Notes #314, September 14

Long ago picture of Christopher Robin and his pet bear.

Long ago picture of Christopher Robin and his pet bear.

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh” said Piglet at last, “What’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for Breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” Said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”—A.A.Milne—

It’s all in the way you look at things. Every day should be its own adventure. If you wish to see beauty, you will see beauty. If you want to be happy, you will be happy.

So, have an exciting adventure just for yourself today. Jump up in the air and click your heels (If you can’t quite pull that off any more, do it mentally).

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

Today, Laugh a Little

Quotes and Notes #258, July 20

“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.”—Anne Bronte—

Laughing in the sunshine is important. It’s almost as important as laughing in the rain. Today, I am going to take whatever comes, sunshine or rain, and just have a good time with it.

And I will share smiles all over my corner of the world

Everything is going to be all right

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

Happy in the evening sun

Happy in the evening sun

No Time For Anger…

Quotes and Notes #235, July 5

“’Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!’ said Piglet, feeling him.
Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.”—A.A. Milne—

If you fall in the river you will probably get wet.
If you get into contentious arguments with contentious people you will probably stand a chance of becoming angry. Anger just takes up too much time and energy to be worth the trouble, so it is best avoided.

Rather than becoming angry, we should muddle through anger-causing situations by using them as a learning tool and quietly exiting. This is much better for our mental health.

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

Peaceful and free

Peaceful and free

A Handy Thing to Have Around..

Quotes and Notes #210, June 8

“A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.”—A.A.Milne, “If I May”

I love having a quotation sitting about. It pleases me to read and think about some of the thoughts that have been handed down for generations.

I enjoy reading current quotes and noticing the similarities with those antique sayings. The practice also helps me to channel my thoughts a bit—of a morning. As for little pinches of thought, Milne left us a treasure trove. This is a part of his claim to immortality.

I commented the other day on someone’s blog entry, telling her I enjoyed it. She answered, “Thanks, that made me smile.”
I had shared a smile with someone far away whom I had never met.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

Volume Two–Spring

Quotes and Notes #138, March 21

Volume II—Spring


“She turned to the sunlight

And shook her yellow head,

And whispered to her neighbor:

‘Winter is dead.’”–A.A. Milne, “When We Were Very Young”


“Is the spring coming? He said. “What is it like?…

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”–Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”


“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”–Rainer Maria Rilke


Today is the day of optimism. The earth and the sun share smiles with us today. My childhood poem for spring was…

“A Birdie with a yellow bill

Hopped upon my windowsill

He cocked his shining eye and said,

‘Ain’t you shamed, you sleepyhead?'”


Everything is going to be all right. I know it is…

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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