Sunshine, flowers, and smiles

Quotes and Notes #87, January 27

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”–Joseph Addison

As you go about your day, toss out the seeds of humor and brightness. Sharing good will reinforces your own feelings of happiness and well-being. Wow, sharing a smile doesn’t cost anything and it makes you feel good—what a bargain!!  Find a flower to enjoy on a winter’s day. The days are getting longer and spring is on its way.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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Paranoia in reverse

Quotes and Notes #82, January 22

“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”–J. D. Salinger

I’m not paranoid, it’s true—They really are out to make me happy. Everywhere I go, I smile at people, I nod in acknowledgement, and sometimes I push the button on my throat and say, “hello.”

People smile back, and I know that a bond has been created. It’s a short-lived bond, but it ties me to humanity nevertheless. Sometimes people stop and speak a sentence or two in passing. Yesterday, a lovely lady showed me that she had eyes of different colors and told me the scientific term for it (which I forgot). Yes, I think there is a universal organization out there plotting to make me happy. I’m going to enjoy it.  Don’t forget to feed the birds and share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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