What Really Matters?

Take this 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 Miss America contest.
4. Name five 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 World Series winners for the past five years.
7. Name the last three American Idol winners.                                


How did you do? 

The point is,  few of us remember the headliners of yesterday.  These are no 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.
6.  Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.  

 Easier?                        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 that care.
      Pass this on to those people
     who have made a difference in your life. 

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