This I’ve Learned

about how much it upsets me when people aren’t nice to me.  Perhaps it’s a salesclerk, another driver or just anyone. Then the other day after I left Office Depot, I was thinking how nice the young man was who helped me find something. Then at Costco the salesclerk in the photo department was so kind to help me print pictures. I realized how often I dwell on negative interactions while kind actions are overlooked. I decided to make an effort to be tuned-in to the positive and kind actions of others. I was amazed how often I neglected noticing how most people are kind and nice to me. Yet, I certainly never missed the times someone was rude or not nice. Perhaps, I shouldn’t judge the people who aren’t nice because I don’t know what’s going on in their life. It’s their problem, not mine.  But I can whisper a prayer for them.

Be Consistent.
Don’t be bogged down with details.

Everyone wants to be appreciated.  Show your appreciation.
Ignoring the facts doesn’t change the facts.

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Lou Holtz

(Fill in the blanks)
Harold held is father’s hand as his father laid near death.
“Harold, I need you to do something for me.”
”Of course, Dad, anything.”
“I want you to change my voting registration from a _________ to a _________.”    
“I don’t believe you.  You’ve always been such a devoted_________.  Why would you want to change now?”
“Well, son if someone’s going to die, I want it to be a _________.”

Apply a paste of lemon juice and borax to a stain in sink or bathtub.
Scrub mold with vinegar and rinse with clean water. If mold persists, soak a cloth in beach and lay on moldy areas. Allow to sit overnight, wash off with warm water and liquid detergent.
To prevent slimy buildup in the soap dish, fit a 1/2 inch sponge in the dish.

Information for this blog is taken from many sources.
Deem reliable at your own risk.

Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F.

pink flower

Theresa Klunk Schultz


  1. Bonnie Bates on September 22, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Dear Theresa, I love your “I was thinking… ” this week. it is strange that some of us tend to dwell on the negative actions of others towards us and slide over the good things people do. I’m like you. I need to focus on the good stuff and say a prayer for the unkind. We never know what is going on in there lives. Then I think, we also need to say a quick prayer for the ones that show kindness… we need to offer up a quick blessing for them.

  2. Jeanne M Howard on September 22, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I can personally relate to each one. I always thought no one on my first tour tipped me. After going through my tour files, I found a list of all the tips. Yes, it is human to dwell on the negative. It is divine to dwell on the positive.

  3. Cathy Saine on September 24, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Dear Theresa,
    Gads it’s Thursday and I’m just getting around to reading your blog. Maybe this morning, as the sun begins to shine through my window, I need your wisdom of the years to light my day. Your words resonate with me and encourage my outlook. Ditto to Bonnie’s comment!

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