Wednesday, October 7, 2009

~ The Charlie Schulz Philosophy ~

(My pictures are gone, I don't know how to find them, sorry!)

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, 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 1/2 dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

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.


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

'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia !'

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"


  1. So true isn't it? Just shows you who the important people are in your life :)
    Thanks for this Marydon... have a great day.

  2. This is so true. Thanks for reminding us.


  3. I have seen this "quiz" before and love it just as much. I have not read the last quote before though and am adding it to my list of favorites.

    Thank you for the reminder to count our blessings!

  4. Marydon, I loved your quiz, how true is that?? And especially the quote. It reveals so much in its simplicity.

  5. SO very true and we need to say thank you to these folks while we still can.
    Thanks Marydon.. you make others feel special which makes you special too...;-)

  6. Good morning Marydon,
    What a great post. And what an important reminder. We should always be thankful for those special people that play or played and important part in our lives. Thanks. Have a wonderful day.


    I love your Devil vs Woman quote. I want to be that kind of woman too. :-D

  7. Love this post! A tidbit about Charles Schulz (may only be interesting to people like me who own long-ears.. ha): His daughter is Meredith Hodges who is famous worldwide for training mules and donkeys. She also has a program on RFD-TV (my favorite - did you guess?). I've always loved the Peanuts Gang and they certainly originated from a wonderful man. -Tammy

  8. Good morning Marydon,
    Sooo true is all of this !! It's probably the littlest and less important people and things in our life that matter the most, and make the biggest impact on our lives.. I say treasure these moments and days.. tomorrow is never promised to any of us... God bless you for sharing the good, and really important things in each of our lives.. God is good my friend...
    hugs ~tea~xo

  9. Great post! Really like the last quote - be yourself, everyone else is taken. LOL.

  10. Wonderful sentiments from one of my very favorite men... I love everything about the Peanuts gang too... for some reason, I could not open your pictures though, will try again later! Bisous... Julie Marie

  11. Hi Marydon!! I'm a big fan of Charles Schultz and The Peanuts gang, and I LOVE this post!!.. Every bit of this is absolutely TRUE!! I have never heard that last quote before, but I like it!!! (0; ~tina

  12. How very true that is! I love your quote yourself ...everyone else is taken! that is great!!

  13. Hello again Marydon, your two top photos appear now... your post is priceless, as always, even without the photos! Bisous... Julie Marie

  14. WOW... Never thought about life quite that way but you are so right!!
    Thanks My Friend!!

  15. What a great reminder!
    I loved this post.

  16. I've always loved that quiz. It contains some solid truth. Thanks for posting it!

  17. Hi Marydon, I truly love this. It is so true and a reminder what life is all about. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you sweetie,
    Celestina Marie

  18. Inspirational....perfect.

  19. That was just what I needed. It is so true that the simple things are what life is all about. Have a great day.

  20. This is a lovely post Marydon. It's so very true!

  21. Hi Marydon,

    That is a sweet post ~ I loved that ...
    be yourself, everyone else is taken.


  22. Oh, this is so wise! Thank you for sharing this. It helps us gain perspective on what kind of people we'd like to become.

    I'll take the latter.

  23. Such true words, thanks for sharing this great reminder dear Marydon !
    I love the peanuts characters, some of my favorite.
    ~ Blessings to you sweet friend.

  24. Marydon lol your are the sweetest woman :0) I do need to shake the principal for not calling me back, but I garuntee you I will be at the park Friday morning bright and early runnin cross country because only the almight God himself is the only one who will take my little girl from me. These child petifiles who terrorize the parks and stock this innocent little kids its not right. I will be calling the school every five minutes tommorrow until he calls me back, I take this kind of thing seriously. Plus when someone pushes me I can't help but start a fire :0)

    Thank you for stopping by to visit this evening. I love visiting with you. I am glad you got to talk with mom tonight, I know she misses your visit and was concerned when she couldn't get ahold of ya. Take care sweety.


  25. I almost forgot I will have to check on the link in my picture I think its my fault some setting I will have to change sorry about that sweety, I will see what I can find tonight.


  26. Oh Marydon that was a wonderful post...very thought probeing my friend...loved it because it's so true and right on...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain girl...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl?ria

  27. Marydon,
    This was a beautiful post!! You said it all so perfectly there is not a word that I could possibly add to it. Thank you. Vicki

  28. What a beautiful post! So very wise and true..
    Also, I want to Thank you for your kind words about my Father today. Your so sweet :)
    Blessings to you,
    Jo-Anne Coletti

  29. What a timely message! Thank you, Marydon, for sharing.

    It's so easy to forget what truly is important in life. Your words are a beautiful reminder. I pray to live by them.

    May the Lord of all grace bless you and keep you.

    I appreciate you.


  30. Wonderful post Marydon! It IS tomorrow in Austrailia, my bloggy friend Sandi at Bearly Sane lives there and tells me that all the time!

  31. I love this! It's so very true.

  32. Great post Marydon! Definitely deserves a thumbs up from an Aussie downunder!!!

    Warmest Hugs,

  33. Marydon, I loved this post! For one I love Peanuts!! But more importantly, it is sooo very true!!!

  34. AMEN!! An interesting and fun way to remind us what is important in life! Loved it and Charlie Brown and all the Peanuts characters just melt my heart!

    Thanks for Sharing, Marydon and thanks for being such a faithful follower of my blog!

    Blessings to you!
    Grandma G's

  35. Hi Marydon, so true!And L*O*V*E Peanuts!!!
    Thank you very much indeed for your sweet comment,
    have a blessed Fall!