Saturday, November 24, 2007

thaNks for touching mY liFe...

i snagged this off of casey's blog. it struck me today. i thought it would be a good one for me to post and share with all of you. read, think and ponder and maybe even read again. i am thaNkfuL for all of YOU who touch mY liFe daily. *hugs*

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 the paragraphs 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.


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.


Choate Family said...

Wow, I like that a lot. Gives me a lot to think about. Sometimes we take people in our lives for granted, but now I think I will think a lot more about the relationships I do have with people and everyone who means so much to me. Thanks for this blog.

suellen said...

DITTO. This was a very good blog! It caused me to reflect on the actual title of your blog as I think it may sum it best --- "the rest is still unwritten..."
I love you, baby!