What Were They Talking about?

Bob Hicks and Dr. Mercer

I’ll bet it was quite a conversation–Photo by Dekie Hicks

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”—Benjamin Franklin—

There it is—you are the one responsible for “catching” happiness. If circumstances are keeping you from being happy today, then do this: act as if you are happy.

If you act happy you will become happy. Then you can share your happiness with others and that will, in turn, make you feel much better.

So find yourself a smile and share it big time.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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Try The Pause That Pleases…

Quotes and Notes #237, July 7

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”—Guillaume Apollinaire—

Stop and look at the world before the start of the day.

Work the garden with dedication. Dream of its potential yield. Add fertilizer in just the right amounts, and wait for the harvest. While waiting for the harvest, be sure to pull an early tomato and stand there in the field enjoying it with the sweet juice dripping down your chin and onto your shirt. Take a break and enjoy.

Take the time in your labors to share a smile today
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Watch the sun rise from above the clouds

Watch the sun rise from above the clouds

Pursuit and happiness

Quotes and Notes #89, January 29

“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”–Denis Waitley

“The happiness of pursuit” From as far back as I can remember I had a favorite question to ask myself. I would ask, “I wonder what would happen if…” Just asking this question gave me a good feeling because I was proud of thinking it up. The next step was to act on it. I found out what would happen if I wrote my name on my grandmother’s white carpet with a charred stick (which was not enjoyable) but I also found out what would happen if I planted ten thousand wildflower seeds in a pasture.

Pursuit of a goal is often more fun than its attainment. The writing of a book, the keeping of a journal are their own rewards. Dream of something and go after it. Throw out a smile or two along the way to help others.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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