I received this bit of wisdom in an email that I almost didn’t open. Most of us get “must-read” emails every day from people we don’t even know. If you’re like me you often delete them without opening them. If I remember correctly, this one came from a member of a Yahoo group I’m in, but as always, I was busy and in a rush to get through my email.
Still, something stopped me long enough to click “Open.” I’m glad I did. It only took a moment to read, but it has stayed with me ever since …
“The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. There is an ultimate conclusion, you’ll see!
Just read the e-mail 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 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 and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers.
They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies …
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 people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials … the most money … or the most awards.
They simply are the ones who care the most.
Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life, like I did.
BE YOURSELF …
EVERYONE ELSE IS TAKEN!”
Have a quality day,