Transform It Into Remembrance

Quotes and Notes #194, May 22

“Grief starts to become indulgent, and it doesn’t serve anyone, and it’s painful. But if you transform it into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people so they can experience something of that person.”—Patti Smith—

Memorial day arrives toward the end of May. This is a wonderful concept, that of remembrance and it sets aside a special day just to remind us to focus for a while on some of the wonderful people who are no longer with us.

There are those in my past whom I remember with a joy of having known them—those who had a profound effect in my life and development. I will visit them this weekend and then again, and again.

There are those of whom I have read or otherwise learned who worked to make the world a better place, who helped to form our wonderful country. Remembering them will allow us to somehow live a small part of their lives.
Memorial Day is good

And share a smile. It will make you memorable.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz
“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”



The Difference Between Dreams and Plans

Quotes and Notes #172, April 25

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.”—Patti Smith—

Find Joy in life. Throw up your arms, free your mind and laugh into the sky. If the sky is stormy, laugh louder.

For today, and each day as it comes, take the time to make some precise plans and then carefully sneak up on them, grab them, and make them happen.

And share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right.

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

See the valley through the woods.

See the valley through the woods.

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