Number 364–What I Have Learned…

Quotes and Notes #364, November 3

The nandina shows us survival, strength, and beauty.

The nandina shows us survival, strength, and beauty.

“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”—Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations”—

If I have found a message through the course of writing 364 of these articles, it is this.

  •           You have power over your mind.
  •           You can control your attitude.
  •           You can find your own happiness.
  •           You can be you—it matters not what others think.
  •           You have great value.

When I go to the grocery store these days and smile at a perfect stranger, they seem to be delighted and they always return the gesture.

The final thing I found—just lately—is the saying, “You are the only you in the world.” I guess I always knew that but didn’t recognize it.
Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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Appreciate Women

Quotes and Notes #123, March 6

“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.”–Aung San Suu Kyi (From a speech to the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, 1995)

 

Here’s to “World Appreciation of Women Day.” If such a designated day doesn’t exist, then it ought to. If you are male, go out of your way to make a woman smile and feel good today. If you’re a woman, do the same, it won’t hurt.

Enjoy the days leading up to spring.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

Success or value?

Quotes and Notes #91, January 31

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”–Albert Einstein

A friend and I spoke briefly yesterday about the meaning of success. Is it possible to be poor and be successful? How about being wealthy and a failure? We all go through instances of failure and success in our endeavors. The main judgment of success, though, is not what we have but who we are. This afternoon, enjoy your own personal sunset. If the sky is overcast, try again tomorrow. Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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