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 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 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. 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. 6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you. Easier, aint it? The lesson: The people who make a difference in our lives aren't the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They're the ones who care. So lets acknowledge them and appreciate what they do for us simply by letting them know that we too care. ------------------ Something else to think about: Read Each One Carefully and Think About It a Second or Two 1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. 2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry. 3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. 4. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. 5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them. 6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile. 7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. 8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste their time on you. 9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful. 10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened. 11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around. 12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you. 13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to. REMEMBER: WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS FOR A REASON. True friends: How many people actually have 8 true friends? Hardly anyone I know ! 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If anything's possible, then is it possible that nothing's possible? Do judges and lawyers do jury duty? Do fish sleep? If you are born on February 29 of a leap year, when is your birthday? Do siamese twins pay for one ticket or two tickets when they go to movies and concerts? What do you say when someone says you're in denial, but you're not? If you had x-ray vision, but closed your eyes, could you still see? Have you ever thought what life would be like if your name was Anonymous? You'd get credit for everything nobody wanted credit for? If you have x-ray vision, and you can see through anything, wouldn't you see through everything and actually see nothing? How do you throw away a garbage can? If your're born at exactly midnight is your birthday on both those days? Why do we say "bye bye" but not "hi hi"? Can blind people be dyslexic when they read Braille? How do you handcuff a one-armed man? Why doesn't the glue in the bottle dry up? 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Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but people don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is? If somebody vanished without a trace, how do people know they are missing? What's the opposite of opposite? If Practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, then why practice? If you try to fail and succeed, what did you just do? Why do hotdogs come in packs of 8 when hotdog rolls come in packs of 10? Did they have antiques in the olden days? Are zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? What came first, the fruit or the color orange? Can blind people see their dreams? If there's an exception to every rule, is there an exception to that rule? If masochists like to torture themselves, wouldn't they do it best by not torturing themselves? and if so, aren't we all masochist? Aren't you tired of people asking you rhetorical questions and you don't know if they are rhetorical questions or not? Why do we leave expensive cars in the driveway, when we keep worthless junk in the garage? Where in the nursery rhyme does it say humpty dumpty is an egg? Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections? Why do banks leave the door wide open but the pens chained to the counter? How come thaw and unthaw mean the same thing? How can something be new and improved? if it's new, what was it improving on? Why do grocery stores buy so many checkout line registers if they only keep 3 or 4 open? If you lived in Siberia and you wronged the Russians government, where would they send you? Aren't all generalizations false? Can I get arrested for running into a Fire House yelling Movie! Movie!? How come you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead? How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign? How do you know when you're out of invisible ink? How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings? If 75% of all accidents happen within 5 miles of home, why not move 10 miles away? If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success? If a cat always lands on its feet, and buttered bread always lands butter side down, what would happen if you tied buttered bread on top of a cat? If a chronic liar tells you he is a chronic liar do you believe him? If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan? If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too? If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill herself, is it considered a hostage situation? If superglue is so good, why doesn't it stick to the side of the tube? If the cops arrest a mime, do they have to tell him he has the right to remain silent? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? If you got into a taxi and he started driving backwards, would the driver end up owing you money? If you play a blank tape at full volume and have a mime for a neighbor, will he complain? If you spend your day doing nothing, how do you know when you're done? Should crematoriums give discounts for burn victims? What do sheep count when they can't sleep? What do you do when you see an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants? What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man? What happens when you call a 1-800 number collect? What is another word for "thesaurus"? What's another word for synonym? When vultures are on their deathbed, are they ever tempted to eat themselves? Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM? Why do they report power outages on TV? Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"? You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance? ----------------------- More: If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat? I went for a walk last night and she asked me how long I was going to be gone. I said, "The whole time." Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories. Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right. Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake! If I had some ham, I could have some ham and eggs, if I had some eggs. We have a strange and wonderful relationship. You're strange and I'm wonderful. I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either. I filled out an application that said, "In Case of Emergency Notify". I wrote "Doctor"... What's my mother going to do? Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. After a year in therapy, my psychiatrist said to me, 'Maybe life isn't for everyone.' Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again. On one hand, I'm indecisive; but on the other, I'm not. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's intolerance. I'm still not sure if I understand ambiguity. There's no such thing as nonexistence. Cooperation can only be reached if we work together. It doesn't matter what temperature a room is; it's always room temperature. Don't chew [or eat] with your mouth full. I always wanted to be a procrastinator! Don't be redundant by repeating yourself. I have this nagging fear that everyone is out to make me paranoid. Free advice is worth what you paid for it. I keep telling myself that I am a pathological liar, but I am not sure if I believe it. Not only am I redundant & superfluous, but I also tend to use more words than necessary. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. Having a smoking section in a restaurant is a little like having a peeing section in a pool. Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance. Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps. Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead. In case of emergency, break glass. Scream. Bleed to death. If you can't convince them, confuse them. In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday. Be alert - the world needs more lerts. The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to be when you kill them. If you can't beat em', arrange to have them beaten. Friends help you move. Real friends help you move dead bodies. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. If at first you don't succeed, then you didn't do it right! To successfully keep robbers out of your house put six locks on your door. When you go out, lock every other one. No matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. Marriage is the sole cause of divorce. All marriages are happy - it's the living together afterward that causes all the problems. DICTIONARY: The only place where divorce comes before marriage. I think, therefore I am single. Laugh alone and the world thinks you're an idiot. No problem is so big and complicated that it can't be ran away from. The shortest distance between two points is how far apart they are. There are only three kinds of people; people who can count and people who can't. You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away, and you have their shoes too. The early bird gets the worm, but the early worm gets eaten. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.