Thursday, November 21, 2013

Owl Post - Be Yourself. No One Else is Qualified

Image courtesy of Tina Phillips,
My Wood Badge Chaplain (Owl Patrol) continues to send out a monthly inspirational note, hence: Owl Post.  I'm going to share them here on a weekly basis, until I run out.

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

You don't have to actually answer the questions, just ponder on them.
Just read straight through and you'll get the point.
  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 pageant
  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 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 tim.
  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhil.
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and specia.
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with


The people who make a difference in your life are not those with the most credentials, the most money...or the most awards.
They simply are those who care the most!

Pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close in your heart, like I did.

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

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