Saturday, September 20, 2003

The Most Important People

:Here's a quick quiz

Name the five wealthiest people in the world

Name the last five Heisman trophy winners

Name the last five winners of the Miss America

Name ten people who have won the Nobel or
Pulitzer prize

Name the last six Academy Award winners for
Best Actor & Actress

Name the last decade's worth of World Series

?How did you do

The point is, none of us remembers
the headliners of yesterday
These are not second-rate achievers
They're the best in their fields

But the applause dies
Awards tarnish
Achievements are forgotten
Accolades and certificates are buried
with their owners

.Now here's another quiz
:See how you do on this one

List a few teachers who aided your journey
through school

Name three friends who have helped you
through a difficult time

Name five people who have taught you
something worthwhile

Think of a few people who have made you feel
appreciated and special

Think of five people you enjoy spending time

Name a half dozen heroes whose stories have
inspired you

?Easier, isn't it

?So what's the lesson

The people who make a difference in your life
aren't the ones with the most credentials
the most money, or the most awards
They're the ones who care

When you have a chance
pass this on to people
who've made a difference in your life

!I just did

~by Diane D. Woodring~

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