Can You See it?

Quotes and Notes #263, July 25

Look at things differently today

Look at things differently today

“It’s like looking through a microscope your whole life,” He said. “You miss the whole picture. Sometimes you need to get lost in order to discover anything.”—Katie Kacvinsky, “Awaken”—

It was something I had seen before
There, growing in the forest floor.
But this time, somehow,
I saw it rather differently
And remarked, “Wow,
Nature has made a work of art
Just for me—
How cool is that?”

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

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Adjust Your Viewpoint and Kill Monsters

Quotes and Notes #229, June 28

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”—Marcel Proust—

We all have inside us the residue of antique judgments, fears, and disappointments that cast a shadow over our current observations. A childhood fear of monsters still makes us cringe years later every time we meet a monster on the street.

There are many new realizations that may be had by re-examining old prejudices. Looking at life from a different point of view can be very interesting.

I’ve noticed that when I share, a lot of people—not all—return the smile.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Look at things with a fresh attitude

Look at things with a fresh attitude

Happen to things

Quotes and Notes #88, January 28

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”–Leonardo da Vinci

Wonderful. Get a smile on your face today and “go out and happen to something.” Open your mind to the discovery of something new—an idea, a feeling of well-being, or a random act of kindness. What can you happen to that will make you feel good or that will help someone? You’ll figure it out. I know you will. Enjoy the feeling of the cool breeze on your face.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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