Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Perspective

Take this quiz--
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last three winners of the American Idol.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

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 or scholars 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.

5 comments:

Matthew and Hillary said...

Amen sister! Thanks for the reminder.

Our family said...

very well said, and so true too.

The Williamsons said...

Good Post!! :)

Trina Knudsen said...

Great post! So true... [I basically failed the first quiz :)]

In answer to your question on my blog...Clark and I were down in Zion and Bryce Canyon this past week for our anniversary...beautiful! Hope you had fun, too.

Trina Knudsen said...

BTW-thanks for the kudos...I love photography.