The Secret of Genius

Quotes and Notes #156, April 9

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”–Aldous Huxley

I got in so much trouble as a child because I would randomly ask “I wonder what would happen if…?” I still ask myself that question, but I am much more reserved and careful in my quest for the answer.

Think back on the joys of youth—the wonder in discovering something new, the happiness in seeing a friend or loved one, The thrill of eating an orange with the juice running down your chin.

Re-visit and appreciate your childhood optimism.

Share a  smile with the check out lady.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Enjoy the flowers

Enjoy the flowers

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As a Child Sees Beauty

Quotes and Notes #135, March 18
”The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”–Albert Einstein

One of my favorite pictures from long ago is of my son at the age of four in which he is looking at a fishing worm as it crawls across his hand. I had taken him fishing at a beautiful mountain lake. With the mountains, clouds, and a forest all around him he found beauty in a slimy brown earthworm.

It’s not as much isolating the parts of beauty around us as it is accepting them with the grace and wonder of a child. Look for beauty today in places where you never found it before. It’s there. I guarantee it.

Share a smile along the way

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

"Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

“Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

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