A delightful Deseret News article shares an interview with Charles’ Shultz’s daughter, Amy Shultz Johnson, who also happens to be a Mormon woman. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was 22.

Johnson feels her home life prepared her to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was 22 years old. She summarizes her conversion with a quote from LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who said, “We say to the people, in effect, you bring with you all the good that you have, and then let us see if we can add to it.”

It’s inspiring to hear stories about [famous and not-so-famous] people who understand the principle of family first, and the value of a wholesome, values-driven life.

“Now a mother of nine, Johnson said Schulz never talked about himself or his profession and would stop everything he was doing when his kids entered his office. His availability led her to conclude that he didn’t have a job.”

I doubt most of us with jobs could say the same, but it sounds like we could learn a thing or two from Charles Shultz.

And here’s my triple-dog dare: Replace any tendencies toward expletives (or substitute swears that Mormons are really good at) with the word “Rats!” (See the article for more about Shultz’s simple one-word approach for dealing with frustration.)

Kudos to Charles Shultz for the legacy of love and goodness he left for his family and for American culture. Would that we had more Charles Shultzs.

p.s. This makes me want to go see The Peanuts Movie (and, no, no one asked me to post about it).)