Do You Have a Problem?

Quotes and Notes #343, October 13,

This picture says nothing about the article but I really like it.

This picture says nothing about the article but I really like it.

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”—J.K. Rowling—

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”—Stephanie Perkins—

Think about the problem.
Study and research the nature of the problem.
Understand the details of the problem as much as possible.
Is there something you can do?—Do it.
Does someone need help?—Give it.
Do you need help?—ask for it.
Is there nothing you can do?—Accept it and move on.

And share a bunch of smiles along the way.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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Perplexed? Examine the Truth of the Matter

Quotes and Notes #308, September 8

Sooner or later we must own up to the truth

Sooner or later we must own up to the truth

“You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.”—Maimonides –

Sometimes the truth is not what we want it to be. Sometimes the truth makes us angry. But it is always there.

We all must deal with self truths, and would be a rare person who is totally truthful with her/himself. Sometimes you may lie to yourself and try to hide the truth from yourself. No one else will ever know, right?

We may tuck thoughts and feelings into the back of our minds and play like they don’t exist, but they’re still there.
There’s no real point to today’s message—merely an exploration.

Give out ten sincere smiles today
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Tolerance, Things Are Not Always as They Seem

Quotes and Notes #211, June 9

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Some time in life you will have been all of these.”—Lloyd Shearer—

It seems to me that the old saying is true—“there’s something good in everyone.”

Things in our lives, things in other people’s lives are not always as they seem.

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

Things are not only as they seem.  Snapdragon seed pod (Antirrhinum)

Things are not only as they seem. Snapdragon seed pod (Antirrhinum)

Humor In Everything

Quotes and Notes #169, April 22

“Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.”—Christopher Morley—

Become more aware of the way happenings fit together and you will find the humor. It seems to me that there is a humorous side to just about anything. I remember a children’s book that I used to read to my son when he was young, the tag line to each scenario was, “Could be worse…” –and that somehow always seemed to be funny. Optimism and humor can be practiced and, thereby, made stronger.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

What can I say?

What can I say?

Practice Makes Perfect

Quotes and Notes #163, April 16

“Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition—such as lifting weights—we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”—Stephen Covey—

Practice and exercise will develop character muscles.–The same goes with optimism and humor, these qualities may be greatly enhanced through practice and exercise.The idea is to keep moving forward with a good attitude.

A little over two years ago, due to a life giving operation, I could only communicate by using pen and paper or with hand signals. Yesterday, I spoke in a radio interview about “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.” I felt new strength permeate my body as the self-doubts and fears disappeared. You can only imagine how good that felt. Practice makes perfect.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

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

My wife, Dekie, and Randy Davis helped with the confidence infusion.

My wife, Dekie, and Randy Davis helped with the confidence infusion.

Quotes and Notes January 5, 2015

“We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.”–Marcel Proust

When adversity sets in and it seems like there is nothing that can be done, we can back off and look at the problem from a different perspective. We can ask, “What are the possible outcomes of this situation? Which of these outcomes are acceptable?”  Most of the time an alternative solution or situation works out well in the long run.

Share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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