A friend recently sent me this little gem written by Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts.
Following is some philosophy from Charles Schulz, creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Read the following 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 lesson is that none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These were not second-rate achievers.
They were 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 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.
And the one that gave the most and cared the most is Our Lord Jesus!
Pass this on to those people whom you keep close in your heart.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.
It’s already tomorrow in Australia!”
And may God bless you, whomever and wherever you may be.