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Seneca the Younger 5 B.C--65 A.D.

Seneca the Younger
5 B.C–65 A.D.

Quotes and Notes #85, January 25

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” –Seneca

Too many times we lose sight of the good things in our lives as we wish for something unattainable. My wife has a rule for the house, “If something comes in, something must go out.” I love this rule. If I start to bring something home I automatically ask myself, “what will I dispose of?” I wonder if we could do this with our thoughts—such as when we get something new to fret over, we should get rid of an old fret? That’s just an off-the-top-of-my-head thought. I shall ponder it today.  Enjoy the sun. Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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Enough Stuff

Quotes and Notes, January 17, 2015

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”–G.K. Chesterton

The other day a friend who follows my writing came up to me in the grocery store and asked, “John, just when is everything going to be all right?” I thought about it and answered, “It’s going to be all right when you get your mind to accept some things that you are fighting.” There are always alternatives.

Another way to get enough is to give what you don’t need to someone who does need it. The act of giving will make you feel good and make someone else happy. Check out the sunset this evening.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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