Thanks For The Reminder Mr. Schulz

Thanks Larry for passing this one along, you send along some of the best!

For those of you on my email list I hope you don’t mind seeing this twice, but I got so manythank you” responses for sending this out I just knew that my blog readers would want to see it too.

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read the e-mail straight through, and 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 pageant.
4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers.
They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies.
Awards tarnish.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier? The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money…or the most awards.
They simply are the ones who care the most

Pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close in your heart, like I did. ‘Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.

It’s already tomorrow in Australia !’

”Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!”

I send this out to the world, because so many have made a difference in my own life. For a small sampling of those people, read my Turtle on a Fencepost series – particularly Turtle Interregnum. How about you? Think about the dozens of people who have made a difference in your life and let them know that you know it & appreciate it. Send them a link to this post and perhaps leave a comment telling the rest of us the impact they have had on you.

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4 Responses to Thanks For The Reminder Mr. Schulz

  1. Joyce says:

    What a legacy he left us. Love Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang.

  2. C says:

    Thank you Joyce. Sometimes all we need is a simple reminder of where true value lies.

    If this isn’t your philosophy too perhaps you are confused. We spend so very much time, tremendous mental energy and simply unbelievable amounts of money on the things that have no lasting import: all the while short – changing our loved ones when it comes to time & attention, wasting our minds on the mindless, and throwing our hard earned money into the bottomless pit of debt.

    This time of year you see two types of people in evidence; those that enjoy the warmth of a Godly “season of giving” and those running helter – skelter after the commercialized “holiday.”
    Which are you? Slow down, take a deep breath, and smile. Be thankful for all that you enjoy, and take the time to actually enjoy it.

    God bless us one and all. And thanks again Larry, ever so much for caring enough to send this to me.

    Merry Christmas,

  3. Teresa says:

    Thank you for making sure this was forwarded. Reading your message this morning is a reminder of my rewards for slowing down this season plus a reminder to keep it that way. Merry Christmas for you and Martha.

  4. C says:

    Thanks Teresa. Be assured – I need these reminders every bit as much as anyone. That is why I share them, because I am so happy that someone shared them with me. It is always great to hear from you! Merry Christmas to you, your mom and the boys.

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