Not sure if I am breaking a ga-jillion blogging rules by posting something someone sent me in an e-mail, but I'm taking a chance because I love the message. Thanks Kathy!
We often look too far away from ourselves to find heroes. Recently for class assignments, Tink has had to name two heroes, and she has had the wisdom to pick her father and her sister. Nah, My nose is not out of joint. I know where she will go if she is hurt or scared; my job is secure, and moms usually are not truly appreciated until a few years of separation, think college years, have passed ;-)
The point is to find real heroes, people who make a real difference in our lives, we need to look around our lives. There are so many people to choose from once you adjust your focus!
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts'
You don't have to actually answer the
Just ponder on
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
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
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
They are the best in their fields.
But the applause
Achievements are forgotten.
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
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and
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.
are the ones who care the most.
Thanks Mr. Schultz!
Now get out there and make a difference in someone's life!
I'll bet most of you already have!