Thoughts Two Days after Thanksgiving or 26 Days till Christmas
I was scuffing around my home this morning 4:30am, pondering the aftermath of a thoughtful, soulful, over eating , football filled, friend and family packed, and peaceful Thanksgiving. I thought about how we all love Thanksgivings ease and gentleness as opposed to the craziness of Christmas. (BTW I have Christmas music playing on Pandora as I write). I also thought how fast that peace we center on during Thanksgiving, all of the thoughts of thankfulness, plain and no strings attached Gratitude, Living with a thankful heart and so on; How fast that comes and goes, onward to the BIG holiday.
This in some ways saddened me this am. Not that I don’t love all the warm and gushy feelings that Christmas brings. Family, friends, sharing, shopping, running around, too much food, too many bills….and all that stress. Really, I’m looking forward to that. Aren’t you!
Well, I opened up my “Blog” folder and found this piece of “centeredness”, written by Charles Shultz. It speaks for itself.
PS: This blog is not a negative statement about Christmas. Actually it’s not negative at all…….you’ll see. Read on.
Give this some thought!
Charles Schultz Philosophy
You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read the email straight
through, and you'll get the point (an awesome one) that it is trying to make!
Take this quiz:
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 contest.
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.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
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
This Charles Shultz “Quiz” stops me in my selfcentered tracks everytime.
Thank you Charles…..
TaTa for now……………