Thursday, June 17, 2010
True Life Test
This was in my email this morning and I had to share it. It really drives home the differences we can all make in the lives of the many people we come into contact with daily.
I was taking some time last night to reflect on family because my son recently showed up unexpectedly from out-of-town to surprise us with his presence!
I realized that sometimes I get so caught up in life and business that I forget the people who make a difference in my life are not the ones with the most money, the greatest credentials, or the biggest awards.
They are the ones who genuinely care. If you agree please take a few minutes to ask yourself the following questions, and then pass this along to the people you love:
The people who make a difference…
-Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
-Name the last five recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.
-Name the last five winners of the Miss World contest.
-Name ten people who have won an Olympic Gold Medal.
-Name the last five Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
How did you do?
Who cares – the point is that none of us remember this stuff. These people are the best in their fields and yet the applause dies, awards sit on the shelf and achievements are forgotten.
Here's another set of questions.
See how you do with these:
-Name two friends who have helped you through a tough time.
-Name five people who have taught you something meaningful.
-Name a teacher or mentor who made a difference in your life.
-Think of a few people who always make you feel appreciated.
-Name a couple of people whose stories have inspired you.
-Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Was this a little easier to complete?
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most money, the greatest credentials, or the biggest awards. They are the ones who genuinely care and remain in your heart and memory always.