What Is In Your Secret Garden?

Quotes and Notes #286, August 17

grab the beauty as you are passing through.

grab the beauty as you are passing through.

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”—William Goldman, “The Princess Bride.”—

“The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters—May Sarton—

Happiness comes from within. It is closed up in a pretty box labeled, “Attitude” and attitude is adjustable. There are losses and there are new joys. Grab onto the good as it passes through.

And don’t forget to share a smile
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

A New Adventure

Today, Dekie and I will be traveling to Shelby County, Alabama where we will meet some good people, present our books to members of the Arts Council, and then speak to the attendees of the “Relay for Life” cancer event. This morning Dekie suggested that my quote should deal with “adventure.” I found one that I truly love:

Quotes and Notes #184, May 8
”He held up a book then. ‘I’m going to read it to you, relax.”
“Does it have any sports in it?”
“Fencing, Fighting, Torture, Poison, True Love, Hate, Revenge, Giants, Hunters, Bad men, Good men, Beautifulest Ladies, Snakes, Spiders…Pain, Death, Brave men, Cowardly men, Strongest men, Chases, Escapes, Lies, Truths, Passion, Miracles.”
“Sounds okay,” I said and I kind of closed my eyes.” –William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

We all need a periodic adventure. An adventure doesn’t always have to deal with battling dragons but every now and then it is satisfying to face up to one of those fire-breathing demons and deal with it. Sometimes, instead of actually vanquishing the dragon, we may wish to pull the thorn out of its foot and make friends.

But a peaceful, laid-back adventure is best. To see and experience new things, new people, and new realizations.

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

"John, I think I see Dragon smoke over there. Get your sword."

“John, I think I see Dragon smoke over there. Get your sword.”

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