Holiday Lessons Learned from Charlie Brown and Company

Posted 12.24.2010

True to my intention of unplugging during the holidays, I'm offering this simple post to say thanks to you, my readers, for your support, engagement and ideas.  I've gotten to know many of you though your comments and tweets this year and am really grateful for that.  I'm looking forward to continuing the conversations and relationships next year.

In my end of year unPeanuts-xmasplugging post a couple of years ago,  I ran this picture from the Peanuts Christmas TV special.  It's the Christmas special (along with It's a Wonderful Life) that I try to watch each year.  Peanuts creator Charles Schulz really understood the human condition and I love the way it's embodied in  A Charlie Brown Christmas.  For an inside look at how he worked with his collaborators to create this classic, check out this great article that ran a few weeks ago in the Washington Post.  It's a really cool story about how some creative people with a vision came up with something that has touched the lives of millions and endured through the years.

Whatever your tradition is, I hope you get some time over the next few days to enjoy friends and family and to reflect on what you've given and received this year.  I'll be back a day or two next week with some ideas on how to use a model I call the Life GPS® that will help you hit the ground running in 2011. I hope you'll join me back here then.

In the meantime, I'd love to hear in your comments on what you're thinking about or feeling this week as 2010 comes to a close.