Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Be the difference

"We  must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
-Marian Wright Edelman
You never know the impact that you can make in the lives of others through little steps. We can change others. Be the difference.
Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Delays are pauses in life

    Jonathan Winters said, "I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it." Life keeps going whether or not we achieve our goals. The sun rises and sets. We get older, so we should just keep moving and striving. Think of these delays as just a pause in life.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Monday, July 28, 2014

It takes six weeks

    W. Somerset Maugham said, "The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones." I am not sure if this is true, yet it does take at least six weeks to form a habit and maybe even longer to stay a routine.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Sunday, July 27, 2014

See no limits

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
-Arthur Schopenhauer
Don't mistake your own limitations for the limits of God. With God, all things are possible. See no limits.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Saturday, July 26, 2014


     According to Fyodor Dostoyevski, "The soul is healed by being with children." I have always wanted to be a mother. Even though raising my daughters has been much more difficult than I could ever imagine, it has brought me immense joy and happiness. It fills me with a love for them that cannot be contained. It taught me about myself, about life and about a happiness that can not be described with words. Being a mother has indeed healed my soul because my children fill me with a love that just keeps increasing.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Friday, July 25, 2014

Treasure the truth

    "Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it," according to Pearl S. Buck. I do think that a person can say the truth without being mean or hurtful. Be kind; be honest, and treasure the truth.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Volunteer your time

    Kahlil Gibran said, "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." I have volunteered in many different places over the years. Although there is value in all giving of yourself and your time, the ones that changed me were the ones that I enjoyed. Unfortunately, some things that I tried to volunteer in just were not a good fit, and I dreaded going and did not really enjoy it. Then there are other opportunities that I am excited to go to; the time just flies by, I do not want it to end, and I am inspired through it. Find those areas for yourself, and volunteer your time.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof