Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Mantra: Things That Matter

mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation".

Every Monday I will post a new thought, idea, or focus for the week. When you need a breather from life, when you need a little inspiration, or when you're about to jump over the conference table and strangle your co-worker, remember the mantra.

Monday Mantra: The connections you make with people matter the most

The Boyfriend's grandmother (who I've been blessed to adopt as my grandmother) emailed me this most inspiring email. It was so good, I had to share.

The Charles Schulz Philosophy

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 the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point. 

1. Name  the five wealthiest people in the  world. 

2. Name  the last five Prime Ministers

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 or Stanley Cup 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 simply are the ones who care the most.

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