Take this 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 contest.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for the best actor and
Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
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. The point is
that none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
Here is 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 with.
Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
Easier? ….. The lesson?
The people who make or made a difference in your life are not the ones
with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are
the ones that care or cared.