When we want to go deep within ourselves, we often confuse “going deep” with getting serious. But humor and child-like wisdom are powerful conscious tools in their own light.
And one can never be too old or wise to love the Peanuts gang – you can’t be finished with the Sunday paper until you know what Snoopy is up to. The true brilliance of the Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz, was that he used his Peanuts crew to share his philosophy on life, which is exactly why they make us smile. Read slowly and carefully so you receive the whole effect. Allow your inner child and adult mindset to take a walk together. You will be surprised at the clarity a comic can bring.
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 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.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certifications are buried with their owners.
Here is 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.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money…or the most awards.
The simply are the ones who care the most.
Pass this on to the people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close to your heart. We did.