Monday, January 12, 2009

The People Who Really Matter

A friend sent me Charles' Schultz philosophy. He was the creator of the wonderful "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't really have to answer these questions--just move on down after reading and you will get the point. Let's start.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss American pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? None of us remember the headliners of yesterday. They were the best in their fields. Yet after the applause died down their achievements were forgotten.

Let's take Schultz' second quiz.

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with. Which list is easier?

The people who make a difference in our lives are not those with the most credentials or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.

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