Invitation Do you care enough?

The following is the adapted philosophy of Charles Schultz , the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read the questions straight through, and you’ll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world . 2. Name the last five Major Golf winners. 3. Name the last five winners of Britain’s Got Talent. 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 Sports Personality of the Year winners. How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. They are not  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? 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 who care.