Share The Light…

Share the light


“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”—Buddha

It is a time for us to work together. It is a time to stop being ruled by divisiveness and to move toward a feeling of belonging and happiness. This may be done by each of us lighting one candle at a time.

It’s a day to be selfish. Be selfish by figuring out what makes you happy and then sharing it with others. This will make you feel good. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when you smile at people and they return the gesture? Start the day with a laugh.

Go out and share a giggle.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Worried? Afraid? Follow these instructions…



Find the problem. Identify it. Give it a name. deal with it

“It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.”
–Wayne Dyer
This quote gives you a way in which to categorize and handle your worry load. You need to isolate the items that you cannot do anything about and realize that there is no reason to worry about them for that reason.
And then—then you need to make a list of the items on your worry list that can be controlled and go down that list, carefully taking care of one item at a time. As you remove each item you will become more and more motivated to complete the job. If you need help with the list, ask for it.

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

Where Are The Monsters?

Quotes and Notes # 310, September 10

Find the monsters. Give them a name. Pet them and make friends.

Find the monsters. Give them a name. Pet them and make friends.

“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: ‘Here are our monsters,’ without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”—Jacques Derrida—

During a learning period in my life, I found myself with a lot of worries, doubts, and fears that randomly take over my happiness and contentment at any time without warning. Eventually I began to call them monsters. That was many years ago.

As time went by, as the monsters came and went, I learned to name them. I learned that many times the monsters were making a repeat showing and that I had to deal with the same one over and over. I named them Pete and George and Mary Ellen. There were a number of them and they all had their own personalities.

As more time went by, when I would become stressed by a particular doubt or fear, I could recognize that monster and call it by name. “Come here, Louann,” I would say, “let me make you content and send you home.” It worked. I recognized the monsters, knew from whence they came, and knew what it would take to send them home. That turns worry into fun.

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

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