Don’t Jump To Conclusions…

Quotes and Notes #280, August 11

Things are not always as they seem

Things are not always as they seem

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”—Edmund Burke—

Without knowing a persons circumstances, don’t jump to conclusions. Here’s a short story:

You may or may not know that, due to misfortune, I must push a button on my throat to activate my voice device. This means that if I am carrying something in both hands, I am vocally challenged.

I was coming out of the grocery store the other day with both hands holding bags of goods. A man passed me going in the opposite direction and said, pleasantly, “Good morning, have a nice day.” That was nice. I fumbled with transferring my load to get a hand free to answer him but as I was almost in a position to speak, I heard him say harshly, “Well, don’t answer then. That was rude.” And he walked on.

That bothered me somehow. I paused in thought. I thought I could go stand in front of him and embarrass him by replying to his salutation. I thought several thoughts.

Then I realized that he was not actually sharing a smile because he had expected something in return. I shrugged my shoulders, said, “Oh Well,” and I walked on.

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

A Happy Attitude Takes Practice

Quotes and Notes #139, March 22

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” –Hugh Downs

To complain or not to complain is a choice of attitude and the choice makes a tremendous difference in one’s quality of life.

Learn to say to your self, “Whatever is going on in my life that I don’t like may be modified by a change of circumstances or a change in attitude.”

A pleasant, happy demeanor must be practiced and will improve with use.

To test this theory, share a smile with ten people today. Watch their reactions.

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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