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

What you get by achieving your goals

Quotes and Notes #100, February 10
”What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”–Henry David Thoreau

Today is a milestone on my endeavor to provide 365 of these short observations.

John Prine wrote a line, “We talked …until you said something neither of us knew.”

In the writing of these posts I have come to realize several things, among them:

  • Smiling creates happiness. Sharing a smile is important.
  • Optimism becomes stronger through practice.
  • I can choose my own attitude.
  • “Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged.” (Arnold)

Perhaps somewhere, somehow, these realizations are making a difference.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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