The Power of a Smile

Posted on: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 09:00

In a time of fear and uncertainty, we all need a place to find solace. And frequently, it is the simple things that bring solace to us…like a smile.

image of Peanuts coffee mugI recently learned that the “Peanuts” comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz will celebrate its 70th anniversary. For 70 years, Mr. Schulz’s characters have provided the world with many smiles and a lot of wisdom! It is no wonder that he is recognized as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. His insight into human nature has created messages that resonate as much today as they did 70 years ago.

So, as we grapple with the pandemic, I thought it would be a good time to share a few quotes from Mr. Schulz to bring some smiles and some wisdom:

  • Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.
  • Lucy: You learn more when you lose. Charlie Brown: Well then I must be the smartest person in world!!!
  • Life is like an ice cream cone. You have to lick it one day at a time.
  • People shouldn’t be embarrassed just because they get caught acting a little silly.
  • Never worry about tomorrow, Charlie Brown. Tomorrow will soon be today, and before you know it, today will be yesterday! I always worry about the day after tomorrow!
  • There's no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don't really have anything to say.
  • It's a mistake to try to avoid the unpleasant things in life... But I'm beginning to consider it...

I will close with the quote I see on my tea mug every morning. I am still trying to figure out why it was given to me, but the picture of Lucy and Snoopy is definitely cute: “If everybody agreed with me, they’d all be right.”

Share a smile!