Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So True!

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point.
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 America Contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. They are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
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. Easier?

The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are NOT the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care.

I thought this was a great little thought for the day. It got to me. Since my wife accident and the fact that our kitchen has been under construction for months now. We have been the recipients of so much kindness. Friends and family bringing us meals, watching our children, and helping in us in other ways. ( they know who they are ) These are the people I will remember.


Miss j said...

I am so loving this kit. I cannot wait for Halloween to come this year so I can use it! Thanks bunches.
BTW I was wondering if you wouldn't mind if I stole your "quiz" and posted it on my blog. Let me know.

Tink said...

Excellent. Thanks for sharing the questions.

Amy W. said...

Wonderful thought. I actually met the man once and I'll remember that he took the time for a small little girl, even when he didn't have to. And the ice rink he built in my home town is killer! It was fun to watch him create his comics!