Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Thought for Today...

This just came in my inbox, and I thought it was worth sharing.

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy
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.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 wi nners.
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 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.


  1. Liz, thanks for sharing this. Sometimes we need to remember who the important people are in our lives. Too bad we have to be reminded to remember - grins -

  2. Hi Liz! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I hope you follow me :) We are leaving in 3 weeks to move to Las Vegas for 2 years. Jim got picked up for annother (unexpected) command assignment. I'll be coming back to DC for convention next summer, though... will you be there?

    Hope all is well with you! Please stay in touch,