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Charles Schultz Philosophy

You don’t actually have to take the quiz. Just read this straight through and you’ll get the point. It is trying to make an awesome point!

Here’s the first quiz:

  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 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 facts are, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. 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.

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.
  6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Easier?

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 that care.
 

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today … It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

– Charles Schulz

The Difference

I got up early one morning
and rushed
right into the day;
I had so much
to accomplish that I didn’t
have time
to pray.

Problems just
tumbled about me,
and heavier came
each task.

 “Why Doesn’t God
help me?”
I wondered,

He answered,
“You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see
joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on, Gray
and bleak;
I wondered why God didn’t
show me.

He said,
“But you didn’t seek.”

I tried to come
into God’s presence:
I used all my keys
at the lock.

God gently and
lovingly chided,
“My child, you
didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning
and paused before entering
the day;

I had so much
to accomplish
that I had to take
time to pray.

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