Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The Thirty Second Quiz
Author Unknown

Don't bother getting a pen and paper... just read... if you can't
answer them, just keep going.

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 five Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They're the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. Name three teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worth while.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson?

The people who make a difference in your life aren't the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They're the ones who care.


nancygrayce said...

Oh, how true!

Musicaljean said...

Absolutely profound and so very true. I was beginning to feel stupid that I could hardly remember any names for that first quiz, but I guess I really don't care. I can remember many, many who would fit the description for the second quiz.

Jennifer said...

Wow! That really gets ya thinkin' doesn't it.

Cherdecor said...

That is so right on!

melissa said...

This has always been a favorite of mine - thanks for sharing it!!


justabeachkat said...

So very very true!


Mommyluann said...

that one is a keeper!

Robin said...

That was so neat ! It made me think of things I needed to ponder on and people to thank. Thanks for sharing a wonderful thought. Robin

He Knows My Name said...

i feel better already, menopause hasn't robbed all my brain cells...yet. this really says so much about life and what a difference we make in the lives of others. i just want them to see Jesus shining through this earthen vessel. ~janel

windycorner said...

The perfect object lesson. There are a few young people I'd like to send that to.

Dianne said...

This has LONG been one of my favorites...definitely worth posting and sharing...THANK YOU!