Monday, April 20, 2009

Rex Barker here with

"A Quiz for Life"
sent in by Lori S of Sarasota, Florida...

You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point...

Take this quiz:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last three winners of the American Idol
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor 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 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 or scholars 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. Counting the scholars who have influenced you and reminding you to appreciate those around you.


Granny on the Web said...

How true!
The things and people that stick in one's mind, prove to be the most important in the long run. Good Proverb Patty.
Love Granny

Pat - Arkansas said...

Isn't this the truth!! Wonderful reminder.

Tripti said...

Amazing calculations and very right as well.


Brenda said...

So very true! I am not sure I really appreciated knowing this until I was past 40 or 50 though.

Gramma Ann said...

That is so true! You brought back many long forgotten memories with this post today. Memories of wonderful teachers and friends. "Thanks For The Memories" ;)

Twisted Fencepost said...

So true!
Thanks for reminding me to thank the one's around me who encourage me.
Let me start with you...
Thank you, Patty!

jinksy said...

I guess the personal touch always wins!

Judy said...

Little things and special caring people mean so much!

Have a great week, Patty :)

Anonymous said...

It is a perfect post. Everyone who reads it will reflect on the words and remember all the people who did make a difference in their lives. I will never forget Miss Brown.

I will never forget you. You certainly made a big difference in my life.

Margaret Cloud said...

I can remember most of the people that have come to help and guide me along the way. Hope you have a great week. Looks like you lost that writers block, ha ha.

Gramma Ann said...

In answer to your question: Who do I think will go next on Dancing.....the Stars. After Steve'O went, I think they all have a chance, that is if Cheryl and her guy mess up, which doesn't seem likely.

Wanda said...

Good Afternoon dear Patty ~~ You are my #4. You always make me feel loved and special.

I got your card today, and it brought a smile to my face.

You are Abe are truly special in my life.


nanny said...

Patty, This is so true. I want everyone to read this!!!!

nanny said...

So true! That is a very good post! Wish everyone could read this!

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful post, Patty. And, awwww, Abe's comment is so sweet!

Have a good night!


PS. I think that the football player Lawrence will be the next one to go, on Dancing with the Stars.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Very true, but I hate to say that unless more people like you remind the world of these facts, we will keep living by the rule of, "Its all about me", and never accomplish what we want or be truly happy.

Too bad for us.


Rosy said...

This is so true that is for sure!

Tomate Farcie said...


(you're welcome! I very much enjoy visiting your blog! :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent posting Patty, and so true. I must send this on to some friends who I know will like this.

Hope you are well.... I see Abe's got some spring sap in his bones this week... he as had me a laughing again this morning.

Reader Wil said...

This is true Patty! I couldn't answer the first questions at all. Not one of them! But the latter questions were easier.Thanks for your visit. Have a great week!