Working on a Dream




Thursday, February 9, 2012


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.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

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 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.

Easier? I thought so.
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.
One of my favorite sayings is, "People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care."

Make a difference in someone's day 
& you just might make a difference for an eternity in their heart....

*Adapted from Charles Shultz' philosophy 


Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful, wonderful post!
Being a teacher myself, it brought tears to my eyes.
You articulated these ideas so well and definitely made an important point!

All the best,
Mixed-Media Map Art said...

We remember what we value. I do remember the Nobel Prize winners, the best research papers at conferences, and things like that. I would not even know nor care who won a football game or Miss America (I thought it went belly up, though)....