Seeking His Presence by Teresa A. LeNeave;Applause dies; awards tarnish, but influence lives on
Teresa A. LeNeave
Applause dies; awards tarnish, but influence lives on
You know how the internet is. When something goes viral the whole world has seen it so this may be one of those things. If so, please pamper me as this is the first time it’s came my way. I received these questions from a friend (real friend – one I actually know very well), who lives in Sydney, Australia. After reading this, I thought it was appropriate to pass it along … as food for thought.
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip. Think about the six questions below and see if you can answer them.
Well, how did you do? The point is, very few of us remember the headliners of yesterday. Even though these are all the best in their fields, the applause dies; awards tarnish; and achievements are forgotten.
6. Thing of a three things your parents did to make you a better person.
How we live our lives really does count. How we influence people is never forgotten. You may think it has been. Maybe no one calls you up and tells you how great you are, but in the refines of a person’s mind you’re never forgotten. Out of nowhere, a thought pops up of someone who’s influenced you. You’re remembered. What you did is remembered.
Take just a few seconds to reflect on today. How have you influenced those who crossed your path today? How did you influence your family? When we’re placed in the grave, we will be remember only by those we’ve influenced.
Over time, the rest of the people will forget us.
The ones who make the most difference in your life will not be the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards. It will be the ones who care the most. Challenge: Will you be the person who’s remembered? Think influence, not position.