Who Makes a Difference?

Who Makes a Difference May Surprise You

January and you may be reflecting and evaluating your life. This post reminds me that, as Mother Teresa said, “Do small things with great love.”

Philosophy from late Charles Schultz

Quiz

  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 do you 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.
  6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Easier? 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. 


I hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. I am a Certified Professional Coach with Fowler International Academy.
I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother.
In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, & Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving, Insights and Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood is available for purchase on Amazon.
GailShowalter.com

2 comments

  1. Nancy DeForest · · Reply

    Love this post! You are one of my special people! ❤️

    On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 11:40 AM Gail Cawley Showalter wrote:

    > Gail Cawley Showalter posted: ” Who Makes a Difference May Surprise You > January and you may be reflecting and evaluating your life. This post > reminds me that, as Mother Teresa said, “Do small things with great love.” > Philosophy from late Charles Schultz Quiz Name the f” >

    1. And you are one of mine!

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