Will You Find Magic Today?

Quotes and Notes #358, October 28

waiting for breakfast photo by Bill Land

Waiting for breakfast…photo by Bill Land

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”—J.B. Priestley—

A new day awaits us every morning. A new day for adventure, for problem solving, for love and caring and sharing.

And magic? There may be some magic in the day. We may have to look for it. Searching under the corner of life’s carpet will sometimes reveal a bit of magic that has been swept into a hiding place. Or, the magic may be disguised and standing right in front of us waiting to be recognized. When you notice it, give it a big hug. Have a wonderful day.

Share a smile with someone who needs it
Remember that you are the only you in the world,
And, Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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For Success, Plant the Seed and Wait…

Quotes and Notes #350, October 20

Till the soil, plant the seed, nurture the beginnings, and wait

Till the soil, plant the seed, nurture the beginnings, and wait

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”—Helen Keller—

We must first till the ground and then plant the seeds. We must watch the results of our endeavors through the ravages of drought, disease, storm, flood, and time before we attain the ultimate goals.

In a world in which “instant gratification” seems to be too slow, it is best to look to patience for true goodness and value. The harvest will come

Don’t forget to share a smile
And that you are the only you in the world
Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

It Will Come To You

Quotes and Notes #339, October 9

waiting for you to notice me.

waiting for you to notice me.

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”—Lemony Snicket, “Horseradish”—

Patience, as practiced by the slowly growing, stately tree is definitely a virtue worth practicing.

Persistence, as practiced by the often-mowed grass, provides us with staying power.

Both persistence and patience are necessary for the dedicated optomistarian. With optimism, practice is also important. Remember the three “Ps”—patience, persistence, practice—they won’t let you down.

Today, persistently practice sharing a smile. Be patient.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Can You be Just a Little Bit Patient?

Quotes and Notes #261, July 23, 2015

A fish waits patiently for its snack

A fish waits patiently for its snack

“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
Rather it is ‘timing.’
It waits on the right time to act,
For the right principles
And in the right way.”—Fulton J. Sheen

The fish waits for his snack. The snack is patiently flying around looking for just the right place to land softly on the water. Things work out.

I have grown many plants. Once, when I was 25 years old, I was talking to an old man of 70. We talked about getting seeds for a rare plant and I remarked, “There’s not much sense in that because it will be five years before we get a mature specimen.” The old man smiled and said, “In that case, we had better get started.” We planted the seed and patiently waited. I don’t even remember what the plant was but I do remember the lesson. I will be 70 soon.

Be patient. Share a smile with those who don’t understand
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

There’s no Rush…

Quotes and Notes #209, June 7

“Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers.”—Jarod Kintz—

Intelligence, looking for a concept, asks, “I wonder what would happen if…” Wisdom guides patience down the road to finding out, slowly. If we are impatient in finding the answer, bad things may happen.

One of my favorite rules to live by is, “If you get in a hurry, you will mess up.” I’ve found, over and over in my life that if I take my time in pursuing any endeavor, large or small, the results will be much more pleasing.

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

Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand down a gravel road

Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand down a gravel road

You Are Still Developing, Take Your Time

Quotes and Notes #165, April 18

“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.”—Saint Francis de Sales—

When I show a bonsai tree to most people, they usually have two questions,

  1.  “How old is it?”—The answer varies but is usually only a guess.
  2. “When will it be finished?”—The answer is, “It will never be finished.”

In the same light, we, as individuals are never finished. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you are still constantly changing, learning new things, realizing new concepts, and refining old opinions. Sometimes the process is slow and painful. Sometimes it is delightful. Be patient with yourself. Embrace the changes.

And share a smile

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Have patience. The bonsai tree is never finished.

Have patience. The bonsai tree is never finished.

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.

Patience

Quotes and Notes #146, March 30

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”–Confucius

Patience is sometimes difficult, but in the end, it is patience that helps us through our most difficult times.

Patience is also the polishing cloth for our grandest accomplishments. Patience helps with the smallest and most insignificant tasks, also.

Take your time.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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