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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Remember Me?

My daughter just sent me this and I had to share this little bit from the late Charles M. Schultz. I had to share not only because he was a great cartoonist. I had to share not only because he was a wonderful person who could explore the inner workings of the human condition in a non-threatening way. I had to share because we could all use a little Charlie Brown in our lives.
The following is only one of the philosophies of Charles M. Schultz. We all know him as the creator of the timeless "Peanuts" comic strip.
You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read them straight through and you will 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 headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.
Applause dies.
Awards tarnish.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now, here is another quiz...See how you do on this one:
  1. List 2 teacher 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 four people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
  5. Name 5 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 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 is already tomorrow in Austalia!"
Charles M. Schultz
26 November 1922 - 12 February 2000
We miss you.


Becca said...

I always did love Charles M. Schulz!! Brilliant! Thank you so much for passing that along!

Brigitte said...

Aw, that's so true! I couldn't name a single one, or at least without thinking really hard, whereas the 2nd problems there. Thanks for sharing.

miyamojo said...

Yeah, YOU are definitely on the list for making me feel appreciated & special (no, not like 'special ed' heh!).

I'm so glad I found you! Thanks, my friend! M :)