The Charlie Schulz Philosophy - making a difference

>>  Thursday, January 01, 2015

Christmas always leads me to Peanuts (The Snoopy kind).  A few years ago I read this wonderful post  by an Australian in Finland, I stumbled across the post again recently by sheer chance and it reminded me of the  Charlie Schulz philosophy:

Think about these things:
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.

(I know it's targeted American but it would be wouldn't it! You could name the last 5 Wimbledon winners, or the Melbourne cup winners, you get the point)

Snoopy The Scout LeaderThe point is, few of us remember the headliners of yesterday and yet these people (or horses!) are brilliant for their achievements.  But we soon forget them.

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.

That isn't so hard is it, and the smiles that memories of those people bring to your face make their efforts worthwhile.

So the quote is "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"

Teachers, Guiders, Scout Leaders, Youth workers are the people that children look back on and remember them as making a difference in their lives.

It's a nice feeling.


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