I received “Be Joyful: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through” for review. No other incentive was provided and opinions are my own.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. They can also be the time of most stress; when arguments break out over little things, when some are reminded of what they can’t do or don’t have, and when there are not nearly enough hours in the day, or days in the week, and how many more shopping days are left before Christmas, again?
With any luck, just like by the end of a classic holiday movie, those that were the most stressed out or feeling crumby this holiday season are able to reconnect with what is most precious in their lives. And if not, the Peanuts gang is uplifting even the Scroogiest of folks with the “Be Joyful” pocketbook of wisdom for all occasions.
The new mini hardcover book from Running Press is designed with an eye-catching, festive red, green, and gold striped spine and perfectly sized to fit in a stocking. This is a really adorable book, with 72 pages of Charles M. Schulz illustrations and quotes from the classic comics.
It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Snoopy, and their friends. After your traditional viewing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” deck the halls with the Peanuts’ “Be Joyful” — and keep it around throughout the rest of the year, too!
If there’s anything that we know about Peanuts, it’s that their wisdom stands the test of time, as they have successfully and effortlessly transcended generations. They are a tradition in themselves that continues today.
In addition to small reminders to be caring, hopeful, and rested, the bit of wisdom you’ll want to keep closest to you is to be positive, especially after Christmas is over. “Be Joyful” reminds us all to take the joyful feeling of the holidays with us. To feel good about ourselves and those we have all been privileged to wind up in this life with.
“Be Joyful: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through” (Hardcover; $7.95) is a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Award recipient, and is available now in bookstores and online.
Be smiley, and Merry Christmas!