How to Deal With Stress

Quotes and Notes #224, June 23

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.”—Langston Hughes—

My friend humor…
It makes stressful situations easier.
Humor is a sign of well-used intelligence
And humor is rather sexy.
I love my sense of humor—what a gift!

My goal for today is to make five people laugh
Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Flowers make me happy

Flowers make me happy

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The Night Bloom Cereus Wakes up Laughing in The Early Morning

Quotes and Notes #215, June 13

“I take humor very seriously. I also take it three times a day, with meals.”–Jarod Kintz–

My mother said that a good sense of humor is a sign of intelligence.

I think that a good sense of humor is sexy, too. My wife wakes up laughing almost every morning. That pleases me.

Cultivate and nurture your sense of humor. It makes life much more enjoyable and it makes misfortune easier to handle.

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

The night blooming cereus wakes up laughing in the early morning.

The night blooming cereus wakes up laughing in the early morning.

Humor In Everything

Quotes and Notes #169, April 22

“Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.”—Christopher Morley—

Become more aware of the way happenings fit together and you will find the humor. It seems to me that there is a humorous side to just about anything. I remember a children’s book that I used to read to my son when he was young, the tag line to each scenario was, “Could be worse…” –and that somehow always seemed to be funny. Optimism and humor can be practiced and, thereby, made stronger.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

What can I say?

What can I say?

Take Your Time, Enjoy the Ride

Quotes and Notes #164, April 17

“I told her I’d wait forever for her, but that was before I found somebody else who’d give me a ride home.”—Jarod Kintz, “This Book is Not For Sale”—

I was patiently looking for a suitable sensitive quote on patience when I came across this wonderful observation that makes my point with humor.

I have been a professional plant tender for over forty years and I have been forced to learn patience. I have, for instance, had the pleasure of starting plant pruning and shaping projects that take years to show the desired results and are never finished. You see, as in other endeavors, the joy is in the process—not in the end result.

So take the side roads in some of the things that are going on in your life. Be patient. Enjoy the scenery along the way.

And never forget to share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Santos has been working on this Bradford pear tree for years. It gets prettier every year.

Santos has been working on this Bradford pear tree for years. It gets prettier every year.

Tears or laughter?

Quotes and Notes #81, January 21

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning to do afterward.”–Kurt Vonnegut

Practicing calmness and deliberation before responding to a stressful situation will make the reaction more effective. Hesitate, think, and relax a bit before taking action. Look for the good side, there usually is one. Find the humor. Share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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