What Are Your Greatest Treasures? Find Them Here…

Quotes and Notes #291, August 22

Nature's pictures lead us to beautiful concepts.

Nature’s pictures lead us to beautiful concepts.

“What is love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and stars through his soul.”—Victor Hugo—

I found a most interesting image in the end cut on a 6X6 post. I paid attention to it, and it led me to today’s beautiful quote from Victor Hugo which led me to another observation:

Over the ages, there have always been countless numbers of people who had little or nothing. People who didn’t know where their next meal would come from—poor people.

But, over the ages, these people have always had three treasures: hope, love, and laughter. They have known that these three things would help them to live through their roller-coaster lives.

Sometimes we become wrapped up in our possessions, our drama, and our self-adopted stress. Sometimes we lose sight of our true treasures. Remember them, hope, love, and laughter.

Share a smile with someone less fortunate than you.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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Should You Laugh, Cry, or Just move on?

Quotes and Notes #274, August 5

spilled your coffee? Oh, Well...

spilled your coffee? Oh, Well…

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”—Bob Newhart—

Sometimes things happen. Sometimes things just don’t work out. Sometimes we need to just turn our backs on a situation, throw our hands in the air, say, “Oh, Well,” and just walk off. Sometimes we just need to move on to other things.

Laughter helps a lot. Maybe not out loud laughter but it sure does help to just shake your head and chuckle sardonically. (Wow, you don’t often get to use that word.)

And share the laughter. Someone you meet today might just need it.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Can You Hear Nature Speaking?

Quotes and Notes #271, August 2

The spirits are laughing around the old mill

The spirits are laughing around the old mill

“When you’re young, you say what you feel.
When you’re adult, you speak what you think
When you grow old, you listen to what nature says.”—Toba Beta—

The walls of the old Euharlee mill still stand on the side of the river. I look at it and wonder about the people who needed it, conceived it, constructed it, and used it. I think of the stories and laughter that they shared as they worked at feeding a part of their world.

Will stories and laughter be a part of your legacy?
Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Share a lot of smiles
Share a lot of laughter
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

ice cream

Quotes and Notes #131, March 14

“Ice Cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food. So I think when you combine caring and eating wonderful food, it’s a very powerful combination.”–Jerry Greenfield

A lady once said to me, “Ice cream is good for you. It is 80% air and everyone knows how good air is for the body.” If we add “sharing and laughing” to the above quote, it gives us even more of a reason to enjoy sharing good things with others. Others enjoy it, we enjoy it—everybody wins.

And don’t forget to share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

Wrinkles and Laughter

Quotes and Notes #97, February 6

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”–Victor Hugo

This is for Mom, and for Bob Hicks—and for you if you qualify. There are age wrinkles, and there are laughter wrinkles, merging together to form a feeling of delight and respect. If this is you, enjoy your day and be radiant. If you are not yet at the age of someone who fits the description, find someone who is and give them a big smile because your turn is coming. Tonight there will be a beautiful sunset—somewhere.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

Laugh at your fears

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”–Khalil Gibran

When I was a very small child, I ran to my mother crying and afraid in the middle of a thunderstorm. She said, “Don’t be afraid, it’s only thunder,” and she took me out on the front porch to watch the storm. We sat in the swing and when it thundered again, we slapped our legs and forced a laugh. When it thundered once again, we laughed, but the laugh was not forced, it was genuine. This I remember, sixty-six years later. Now, the thunder often comes in many disguises and I still slap my knee and laugh at it. Laughter is life’s greatest medicine and Man’s greatest weapon. Go out today and share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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