"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something to ponder...

Simple Wisdom

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.

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.

But the applause dies..

Awards tarnish..

Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another short 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.


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.

Remember to love and thank those close to your heart.

A big heartfelt thank you to all of you that have touched my heart and made a difference in my life. There are many. I pray you know who you are and know you are loved.


Melanie said...

I loved this post. It's sweet and It makes you realize the important things!!

Jill said...


And, I am a little sorry to say that I would FAIL, FAIL, FAIL to answer those first questions adequately AT ALL. My brain is fried!!!!!!!

Tracy's corner said...

Amen! What a great post. So true!

Aus said...

That was - in a word - BRILLIANT!

hugs - and thanks for that -

aus and co.

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a sweet, sweet post, Ohilda. I loved it!

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