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.”

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Find Happiness One Step At A Time…

Quotes and Notes #295, August 26

walking the steps over and over...

walking the steps over and over…

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.  To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”—Henry David Thoreau—

Optimism, attitude, caring, and happiness are not qualities that just happen to us, they take practice—lots of practice. Remember two things,
We can choose our own attitude.
Optimism becomes better with practice.

You can light the path with a bright smile
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

The Strength to Overcome Adversity

Quotes and Notes #207, June 4,

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”—Albert Schweitzer—

I’m starting to notice a common thread developing in some of the articles in the quote project.

    • One gains strength by overcoming obstacles
    • Through practice, one develops the strength to overcome adversity.
    • Our levels of optimism are raised by the practice of optimism.
    • Our sense of self-confidence is enhanced through the practice of projecting self-confidence.
    • Happiness makes us smile. Smiling increases our feelings of happiness.
    • Sharing a smile will make both you and the recipient feel good.

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

Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)

Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)

Practice Makes Perfect

Quotes and Notes #163, April 16

“Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition—such as lifting weights—we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”—Stephen Covey—

Practice and exercise will develop character muscles.–The same goes with optimism and humor, these qualities may be greatly enhanced through practice and exercise.The idea is to keep moving forward with a good attitude.

A little over two years ago, due to a life giving operation, I could only communicate by using pen and paper or with hand signals. Yesterday, I spoke in a radio interview about “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.” I felt new strength permeate my body as the self-doubts and fears disappeared. You can only imagine how good that felt. Practice makes perfect.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

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

My wife, Dekie, and Randy Davis helped with the confidence infusion.

My wife, Dekie, and Randy Davis helped with the confidence infusion.

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