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People Who Make A Difference

I recently read this from a integrative health spa that I sometimes go to and I love it so I thought I would share!

Below is the philosophy of Charles Schultz,—creator of Peanuts. You don’t have to actually answer the questions just read through, 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 Contest.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel Prize.

5. Name the six Academy Award winners for best actor.

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 & 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 helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel 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 are the ones who care.

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