Thursday, September 14, 2006


Think about the following:

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 (by year).

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers.
They're the best in their fields.
But the applause dies.
Awards tarnish.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now 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 in your life.

3. Name five people who have taught you
some worthwhile lesson.

4. Think of a few people who have made you
feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending
time with.

6. Name a half dozen heroes whose stories
have inspired you.


The lesson?

The people who make a difference in your
life aren't the ones with the most
credentials, the most money, or the most
awards. They're the ones who care.

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