Tuesday, June 22, 2010

an e-mail worth passing on

This e-mail has been going around for years, but somehow it just seemed too good to pass up today.  Of course, I have no idea if Charles Schulz even had a philosophy, much less if this is it.  It really doesn't matter, though ... who doesn't like Peanuts and the thought is good ... so, enjoy!

The Charles 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 post 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 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 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.

'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia !'

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"

Thanks Donna, for giving me the idea to share an e-mail on my blog!


Greg and Donna said...

I love it! and it is so true. I coulnd't name any of the first ones but I could think of folks for the 2nd set.

Felicity said...

It's so true!! We wish we could be so famous, yet we could so easily make a difference in someone's life by just caring. Thanks for the reminder.

KTElltt said...

This was very encouraging to me. Thanks!

Katharine said...

This was soo good! What a great reminder! Blessings on your day~

Happy Times said...

This is so true! How encouraging to be reminded it often is the little things that count in peoples lives!