Name the ten wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last ten Academy Award winners for best picture.
Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
trivia hounds, few of us remember the headliners of yesterday too well.
And the above are no second-rate achievements. These are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten.
Here's another quiz. Let's see how we do on this one:
- Name three people you enjoy spending time with.
- Name ten people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Name five friends who have helped you in a difficult time.
- List a few teachers who have aided your journey through school.
- Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
Easier? It was for me, too.
The lesson stated in the email was this: The people who make a difference in our lives are usually not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with concern.
So perhaps this is why, at the end of the day, those people nearest and dearest to us touch us the most...
I'd love to hear your thoughts...