Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Most Important People

Here's a quick quiz:

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 six Academy Award winners for
Best Actor & Actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series
Winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remembers
the headliners of yesterday.
These are not 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.

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.

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

Easier, isn't it?

So what's 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.

When you have a chance,
pass this on to people
who've made a difference in your life.

I just did!

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