Smile, Let The Light Shine In…

Quotes and Notes #288, August 19

Open the window and let the sunshine out

Open the window and let the sunshine out

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”–Denis Waitley–

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”–Edith Wharton–

Since I have been writing these articles every day, I have started noticing the reactions of people with whom I share a smile. Sometimes, it’s even a compliment like, “I like your shoes,” or, “Your hair looks good.” I seem to notice that a brightness appears on the face of the recipient of a smile or a compliment. This tells me that I have made a small difference.

This always makes me feel good as well.

So always share a smile
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

A Special Quote from Dr. Jane B. Schulz

Quotes and Notes, #179, May 3, 2015

I asked my mother for this quote on her birthday. She said,

“Keep Smiling.”—Dr. Jane B. Schulz—

I’m late with my offering today because I had to drive way up almost to Virginia to get it in person. I took several nice plants to Mom for her birthday. She didn’t want the plants for herself, she wanted some that she could give away to some of the people who are so nice to her. That’s my kind of thinking, too.

I’m not going to tell you how old she is, but I’m almost 72 and she was 21 when I was born.

So, mind mommie, Keep Smiling

And share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz, author of  “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Dr. Jane Schulz gives us special instructions on her birthday.

Dr. Jane Schulz gives us special instructions on her birthday.

Sunshine, Smiles, and Flowers

Quotes and Notes #141, March 25

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but good trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”–Joseph Addison

I had a friend named Leon. I always looked forward to seeing him because he always shared a smile with me. I knew that he had endured a lot of hardships and that he had lost his wife to cancer, but he always had a smile for me. Leon died a few years ago.

Leon lives on in my mind, though. I can still picture him walking down 4th Avenue with his shoulders back and a big smile on his face.

I hope that I will be remembered like that—What a legacy.

Spread some sunshine…It’s easy

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

Today (March 25, 2015) will be the first public signing for the new book, “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”To be held in Rome, Georgia, at The Last Stop Gift Shop next to the Rome Civic Center from 4:00 until 6:00

"Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

“Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

Friendship

Quotes and Notes #140, March 23

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”–Henry David Thoreau

We say, “Let me know if there is anything I can do…” or we say, “I’ll pray for you…”

Sometimes we see a friend in adversity and we think, “Surely there is some way that I can help my friend.”

We lose sight of the fact that often the best thing we can do is to “be there.” –Just to be there and to be a friend.

Share a smile with a friend today.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

Smiles go Viral

Quotes and Notes #125, March 8

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others there is a caring, sharing person inside.”–Denis Waitley

And that caring, sharing person can be a part of an epidemic. The incubation period of a smile is almost instantaneous and one single smile has the power to quickly fill a room with its light.

Make up a joke today about paper clips and shoeshine—then tell it until it becomes funny. If you call me crazy, I’ll take it as a compliment.

Pat somebody on the back and tell them they’re doing a good job.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

The Power to Choose

Quotes and Notes #99, February 9

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”–William James

This is a wonderful concept. It’s like choosing one flavor of ice cream over another. If I choose chocolate, I then also have the power to tell myself, “I think I would enjoy ice cream more than an anchovy sandwich.” The same goes with taking care of problems. I can choose to figure out ways to deal with the problem instead of spending my time worrying about it. I can choose what I will think about. I have that power. Remember, practice makes you a better optimist. Smiling creates happiness.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

Smile and Eat Chocolate

Quotes and Notes #92, February 1

“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.”–Gillian Anderson

We should be constantly vigilant with regard to noticing when things are not going quite right. The sooner we notice it, the sooner we can change it. Remember the lessons from a couple of weeks ago—“Just as being happy makes you smile, it has been proven that smiling makes you happy.” This means that you may indulge yourself by eating chocolate or by sharing a smile. Maybe even both. Have a wonderful day.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

A legacy

Quotes and Notes January 18, 2015

“I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.”–A.A. Milne (His birthday, January 18, 1882)

Milne gave us Winnie the Pooh and left us with something to smile about, something profound to think about, and something for the ladies to say, “awww” about.

Your life, lived well, is your legacy.  Last night I read an article in The New Yorker about smiling. It said, “Happiness, we know, results in smiling, but the converse is always true: the act of smiling can create feelings of happiness” (Jonathan Kalb). And there lies one’s legacy—practice smiling to create happiness. Be known for sharing a smile.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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