Posts Tagged ‘Friendship’
I am combining my normal “Wednesday’s Word” with The Daily Post’s “Weekly Photo Challenge”. This picture, I think, says it all, taken on the walking path on West St. in Manhattan, on the way to Battery Park and the Financial District.
As I walked down towards the 9/11 Memorial, I wondered what it may have been like that fateful day, walking or running up this same street, with questions running through my head if loved ones were safe….
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“It takes a long time to grow and old friend.” ~ John Leonard
I was with friends today that I have known for three decades. That’s 30 years. We don’t see or talk to each other very often anymore as we have headed in different directions in our lives and geographically. But it really is fun when we have the chance to get together and remember how much we have been through and meant in each others’ lives.
Do you have friendships that you have taken a long time to grow?
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read this post 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.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner 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 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.
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.
Be sure to share this with those people who have made a difference in your life.
*Thanks to a facebook friend for posting this!*