A Handy Thing to Have Around..

Quotes and Notes #210, June 8

“A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.”—A.A.Milne, “If I May”

I love having a quotation sitting about. It pleases me to read and think about some of the thoughts that have been handed down for generations.

I enjoy reading current quotes and noticing the similarities with those antique sayings. The practice also helps me to channel my thoughts a bit—of a morning. As for little pinches of thought, Milne left us a treasure trove. This is a part of his claim to immortality.

I commented the other day on someone’s blog entry, telling her I enjoyed it. She answered, “Thanks, that made me smile.”
I had shared a smile with someone far away whom I had never met.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

A legacy

Quotes and Notes January 18, 2015

“I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.”–A.A. Milne (His birthday, January 18, 1882)

Milne gave us Winnie the Pooh and left us with something to smile about, something profound to think about, and something for the ladies to say, “awww” about.

Your life, lived well, is your legacy.  Last night I read an article in The New Yorker about smiling. It said, “Happiness, we know, results in smiling, but the converse is always true: the act of smiling can create feelings of happiness” (Jonathan Kalb). And there lies one’s legacy—practice smiling to create happiness. Be known for sharing a smile.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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