Good Grief, I Learned a Lot, Charlie Brown!

Written by Jim M. Allen


For 50 yearsrepparttar daily comic strip 'Peanuts' entertained millions of readers. Every day,repparttar 123972 adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus andrepparttar 123973 whole gang provided many laugh-out-loud moments while atrepparttar 123974 same time offering a daily inspiration and lessons on life.

Withrepparttar 123975 recent death of 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz, I reflect on how much I enjoyed sharingrepparttar 123976 adventures ofrepparttar 123977 'Peanuts' gang and I rememberrepparttar 123978 many lessons they taught me...

1. It's okay to be afraid... just don't let your fears control you. Charlie Brown often sat in bed and spoke of his fears, but no matter how scared he was, he always didrepparttar 123979 things he wanted to do.

2. Persistence wins out. Charlie Brown often lost, failed at much, but he never gave up. Even though he knew Lucy was going to pullrepparttar 123980 football away before he could kick it.... Even though he knewrepparttar 123981 tree was going to eat his kite... Even though he knew his team would loserepparttar 123982 ball game, he kept on trying.

3. It's what you think of yourself that counts. Linus carried a security blanket for years and his friends laughed at him. They also laughed at him because he believed inrepparttar 123983 "Great Pumpkin." Pigpen was a walking cloud of dust and dirt and was often regarded unkindly. Both characters, however, were always proud of themselves and believed they were as good as anybody else -- and they were right.

4. Sometimes you need to talk. One thingrepparttar 123984 'Peanuts' gang understood wasrepparttar 123985 importance of talking things out. Whether leaning up against Schroeder's piano or atoprepparttar 123986 brick wall, they always had someplace to discuss what was of concern to them.

Now is the Time for Change

Written by Michelle L. Casto


Planet Earth is ripe for change. Everywhere you look, change is occurring: forrepparttar individual, families, corporations, communities, states, countries, and ultimatelyrepparttar 123971 world. The pace of change has increased to keep up withrepparttar 123972 human desire to create more change. You wouldn’t have to look very far in your own life to identify something you would like to change. Now isrepparttar 123973 perfect time to transform yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually or otherwise. As Dr. Richard Gerber has stated, “The discord and unrest occurring uponrepparttar 123974 planet at this time is a higher reflection ofrepparttar 123975 emotional and spiritual imbalances that exist in many people throughoutrepparttar 123976 world. We must begin to heal dis-ease and distress atrepparttar 123977 level of causes and not just atrepparttar 123978 superficial world of physical effects. In order to accept and work with vibrational healing methods, one must begin to makerepparttar 123979 transition toward personal transformation that is necessary before true physical and spiritual healing can occur.” What you may have noticed is that it is time for a change. What you probably don’t know is how to go about transforming your life. The first thing you need to learn about change, is that in order to change your outer reality, you must transform your inner programming. All change begins with you---onrepparttar 123980 inside---your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about how life works or doesn’t work determine what you will create in your outer world. Gathering information is an important first step inrepparttar 123981 change process, making smart decisions is also key, but listening to your soul’s callings isrepparttar 123982 very best way to call forth change into your life.

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