Get To Know Yourself

stairs to climb

“Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.”–Samuel Johnson–

“How does that make you feel?”  The answer to this question is one of the main keys to overcoming personal troubles. When we examine how we feel about issues and circumstances that worry us, the search for an answer will help us to accept, analyze, and deal with the problem.

Humor and optimism help a lot, also.
Climb those stairs and keep on smiling
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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Clouds in My Life

Quotes and Notes #113, February 24

"There is a different sunset every day"--Bill Land

“There is a different sunset every day”–Bill Land

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or to usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”–Rabindranath Tagore, “Stray Birds”

Much of the time, when things become problematic, we take a bit of pleasure and satisfaction in dealing with the problems and finding closure. The true optimist looks for the good side of things even though the good side may be a bit obscure.

So enjoy the sunset today. If there’s not much of a sunset today or tomorrow, there will be one sooner or later. Someone once asked of my grandmother, “Ms. Tommie, do you think it will rain?” She gave them her sternest look and said, “It always has.” Share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

meet the future

Quotes and Notes January 8, 2015

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”–Marcus Aurelius

Optimism gets better with practice in the same manner that muscles become stronger with exercise. Prepare for the future and depend on your strengths to deal with the unexpected. Find something to giggle about. Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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