Who Makes The Difference in Your Life

Today I am publishing something I got from a friend in email.  It was one of those forwarded things everyone gets.  I usually read them quickly and delete them.  This one had a message that resonated with me so I thought I would share it in case you had not received it.

When she sent it to me it came with the heading Charles Schultz Philosophy.  Before I sent it I Googled Charles Schultz Philosophy and found this on Snopes.   This was not written by Charles Schulz (this is the correct spelling of the Peanuts comic strip author) but by Dennis Fakes instead.  As my friend said when I wrote her this finding, “What can you believe any more?”  My answer to her was: definitely not email.  Still no matter who wrote it the message provides a reminder of who is important in your life. Here is the message:

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.
Just read the e-mail 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 pageant.
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 head liners 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 four 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.

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 simply are the ones who care the most

Found on Snopes.com and attributed to Dennis Fakes.  G.R.A.C.E.: The Essence of Spirituality

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