Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who you want to be?

This is actually the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip.
(One doesn't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the passage straight through).

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. These are no 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


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 to make life " Special" for others.

This is for those people who have made a difference in your life.

and remember....

"Don't ever worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." ( confirmed through usually reliable sources!)

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