I can’t remember how old I was when I began to watch Charlie Brown Christmas programs. All I know is at the age of 70 I can still quote a lot of the text from the TV shows with tears in my eyes, and now my grandkids watch them.
Charlie Brown reminds me of a lot of friends I walked through life with. They were never sure which road to take, and then when they did, they still questioned it.
However, Pig-Pen didn’t care if anyone brought him down because of his constant lingering smell and trailing dust. Each Christmas Pig-Pen reaffirmed that:
It is OK if you just don’t smell right some days.
It is OK to sit around with dirty hair and pyjamas, too.
It is OK to be silent and OK to be not.
It is OK to not join a crowd.
It is OK to treat your home like a dust magnet sometimes.
It is OK to drag some of your perpetually messy past life around as long as it just becomes a pile of dust behind you.
What if today we didn’t get our tinsel in a tangle and we were just grateful for everything this Christmas?
Stop looking up at the sky and eating those December snowflakes. Remember how great life can be during the holidays, and maybe just save them for January.
(Thankfulness is always a virtue.)
and with that I end this Linda Style– let’s dance