Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How to be a positive influence for others..... Charles Schultz


 I could not help myself... Since yesterday when I read the article from the Deseret News about Charles Schultz, I have been just marveling over the life he led.

One of my early posts which I used in my column and books had a quote from Charles Schultz and I am just so thankful for his influence in the world. What a wonderful example.


Here is his philosophy I used in my column.....
 

Schultz Philosophy


The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. 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.


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.




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. Acheivements 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 are the ones that care.



Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life. "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." (Charles Schultz)


 



  A wonderful article on Charles Schulz...
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