Today marks the end of eight consecutive years of weekly Perspectives articles. I don’t recall having missed a single week of these articles. That’s not intended to be braggadocios, just factual.
Frankly, every year at this time I ask myself whether I should keep writing. Just about the time I’m inclined to stop, I bump into or hear from someone who expresses heartfelt appreciation for an article he or she just read. That’s usually enough to keep me going. Time will tell.
In the meantime, this week I thought I’d share some wisdom from our friend Charlie Brown:
- Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived. Sometimes happy, other times rough. But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.
- As we grow up we realize it is less important to have lots of friends and more important to have real ones.
- The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect. It means I appreciate what I have and what I have been blessed with. I choose to be happy.
- There are moments in life when you miss someone so much you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.
- The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
- I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me. I’m too busy loving the people who love me.
- A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.
- Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.
- You may feel lost and alone but God knows exactly where you are and he has a plan for your life.