Tuesday, February 12, 2008

One small thing...making a difference

Like most of you, I have kind friends who share with me jokes, wit and wisdom from time to time. Sometimes I read and delete. Other times I pass the better ones on to my friends.
Today I am going to share this with all who read my blog.

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

You don't have to actually answer the questions.

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.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner 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 NOT second-rate achievers.

They are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies .... the awards tarnish ... the accolades and certificates are buried with their owners ... the achievements are forgotten.

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.

They are those people who have made a difference in your life.

So pass it on and make a difference for someone else.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
~Edward Everett Hale

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
~Mother Teresa

And if you worry that you don't have enough time today to do one thing....

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today .... it's already tomorrow in Australia." ~ Charles Schultz

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