I always loved Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty but as a child watching those cartoons, I think the underlying message was often lost.
Watching your favourites again as an adult can often offer some priceless pearls of wisdom…
The creator of that comic strip “Peanuts”, Charles Schultz has an interesting and worthwhile philosophy. Read his following questions and answer them to yourself…you’ll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
No idea, right?
It’s difficult to remember those that made the headlines yesterday, no matter how wonderful and successful they were. No matter how fantastic their feat was or how tremendous their minds are. Soon enough, the lights dime, the applause fades and people move on to tomorrow’s front page story.
Try these questions…
1. List a few teachers who helped you through school.
2. Name three friends who have stood by you through good times and bad.
3. Name five people who have taught you something you’ll never forget.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel valuable and important.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Easy peasey, huh?!
The people who truly matter, those that make a difference in your life are not the ones with awards hanging on their walls, they are not the wealthiest, the best dressed or the most successful … They are the ones that give a damn, the ones you can’t live without.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia ” (Charles Schultz)