“Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others.”
What a lovely admonition from Normal Vincent Peale, a thought leader in the 50s who counseled presidents, church leaders, and thousands of people needing help and advice.
People came to him with deep sadness, hurt and pain, mostly emotional. Yet he helped “turn them around.” He’d lift them up. Give them practical steps to change their lives. Make it doable and inspiring.
Norman Vincent Peale was the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City from 1922 to 1974. He founded Guidposts in 1945. He published his best selling The Power of Positive Thinking in 1952. His other books include The Art of Living, A Guide to Confident Living (also a radio show), The Tough-Minded Optimist and Inspiring Messages for Daily Living.