Number 364–What I Have Learned…

Quotes and Notes #364, November 3

The nandina shows us survival, strength, and beauty.

The nandina shows us survival, strength, and beauty.

“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”—Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations”—

If I have found a message through the course of writing 364 of these articles, it is this.

  •           You have power over your mind.
  •           You can control your attitude.
  •           You can find your own happiness.
  •           You can be you—it matters not what others think.
  •           You have great value.

When I go to the grocery store these days and smile at a perfect stranger, they seem to be delighted and they always return the gesture.

The final thing I found—just lately—is the saying, “You are the only you in the world.” I guess I always knew that but didn’t recognize it.
Everything is going to be all right.

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

A Time to Play

Quotes and Notes #158, April 11

“We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.”–William Glasser—

My wife says that the two greatest emotions are fear and love. Dealing with fear allows us to survive and love makes the survival worthwhile.

Next follow the extras: power, freedom, and fun.

I like fun. Fun is what lets us run around in the rain and laugh. Fun is contagious, and you don’t need a facility or equipment for fun—you can have fun in the privacy of your own mind in the dark of night if you wish. Also, there’s a division of fun called “silly.” It’s all right to be silly any time you feel like it.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Play time. Have fun today

Play time. Have fun today

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