Curiosity, A Wonderful Gift…

 Quotes and Notes #223, June 22, 2015

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”—Eleanor Roosevelt—

I took great delight watching the child who had recently learned to walk as she moved rapidly through the strange house examining every nook, cranny, silver coaster, and other great phenomena. I could read in her eyes the unvoiced questions, “What is this? What is pretty? Shiny? Red?” And many others.

Curiosity is our teacher. Curiosity is the greatest weapon that we have against fear. We continually ask, “I wonder…” and, “what would happen if?”

So keep smiling and sharing and questioning
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

“What’s that? I wonder what would happen if…”?

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Curiosity brings Satisfaction…

Quotes and Notes #173, April 27

“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.”—Linus Pauling—

My favorite questions have usually started with, “I wonder what would happen if…? I can remember getting in a lot of trouble as a child by looking for answers to these questions. I learned that it was interesting to throw tubes of Uncle Fred’s oil paints on the sidewalk, stomp on them, and watch the colors shoot out onto the grass and cement. I also learned that there were dire consequences to such actions. Now, being older and more experienced, I have learned to be a bit more careful in choosing my experiments, but finding the answers to the questions is still a great source of happiness and satisfaction.

And, thinking back on the oil paints, I don’t remember the punishment (though I’m sure there was one), but I do remember the glorious line of red paint that shot out of the experimental tube.

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Everything is going to be all right.

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

"I wonder what mysteries I can solve today?"

“I wonder what mysteries I can solve today?”

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