The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.Â Try answer the questions,Â read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point.
- Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
- Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
- Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
- Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
- 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:
- List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
- Name three friends who have helped you through a difficultÂ Â time.
- Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
- Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.Â They are the ones that care.
Once a boy went to a shop with his mother. The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed him a bottle with sweets and said ‘Dear Child..u can take the sweets.
But the child didnt take. The shop keeper was surprised. Such a small child he is and why is he not taking the sweets from the bottle. Again he said take the sweets.
Now the mother also heard that and said.. take the sweets dear. Yet he didnt take. The shopkeeper seeing the child not taking the sweets. He himself took the sweets and gave to the child. The child was happy to get two hands full of sweets.
While returning Â home the Mother asked the child… Why didnt you take the sweets, when Â the shop keeper told you to take?
Can you guess the response:
Child replies… Mom! my hands are very small and if i take the sweets i can only take few.. but now you see when uncle gave with his big hands. How many more sweets i got!
When we take we may get little but when God or Supreme Authority gives… HE gives us more beyond our expectations. more than what we can hold..!!
Once upon a time, a man found the cocoon of the butterfly. He kept it with himself for observation. Then he noticed an opening in the cocoon. He sat there and watched how butterfly struggled to come out of the opening. Then after some struggle, it seemed that butterfly stopped its efforts and sat there as it is.
Man by that time decided to help the butterfly and took a pair of scissors and cut the remaining bit of cocoon so that butterfly could come out easily. But what happened there after, he never imagined that.
After cutting the cocoon, he was expecting that butterfly would come out any moment with its enlarged wings and fly. He was watching the whole thing with great concentration. But nothing of that sort happened. In fact, what happened was horrible. Butterfly could never open its wings. It spent rest of its life crawling around with shriveled wings and swollen body.
By struggling, its body out of the hole, butterfly was trying to release the fluid in the wings and the man by cutting its cocoon stopped that natural process.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.