Michael Bailey recently wrote a post about an e-mail you may have received before. It was very timely and got us thinking about events of 2008. Let’s test your memory …
Who won the World Series? We know it was NOT the Chicago Cubs. Will that ever happen? The Philadelphia Phillies won it this year. Maybe baseball’s not your thing, so let’s try this one …
Who won the Super Bowl last year? The New York Giants.
What movie won the Oscar for best film? No Country for Old Men.
I have to admit that I haven’t seen this movie. On the other hand, I don’t have a country either!
You aren't an old man either…yet!
Who topped the Forbes 400 this year? Warren Buffett overtook Bill Gates to be named the richest person in the world. Of course, this was long before the recent financial turmoil. We’ll see how he rates this next year.
Who was the American Idol? You may say, “Who cares?” You may not, but millions do. It was David Cook.
So how did you do? We found it interesting that we didn’t really remember many of these events without some prodding.
The surprising list of the most important people of 2008
We had to look many of these up. For example, as soon as we realized the Giants won the Super Bowl, we could picture in our minds the pass from Eli Manning, escaping the nearby defenders, to David Tyree, who caught the ball on top of his helmet. That catch allowed the Giants to keep the drive going that ultimately lead to the winning touchdown.
As we discussed it, we realized there are people who you remember without having to really think about it. So here are a few questions for you to think about to help discover the most important people of 2008:
- Name a friend who helped you through a difficult time in 2008.
They deserve a toast!
- Name a person who taught you something worthwhile in 2008.
Roll out the red carpet for them!
- Name someone who made you feel special in 2008.
Give them a bigg party horn toot!
- Name a person who you particularly enjoyed spending time with in 2008.
Reach out and touch them – figuratively, not literally!
This list is not exhaustive. Feel free to add categories. But you get the point – in spite of the fact that there are people who accomplish bigg things, who excel in their chosen field, we often don’t remember it.
It’s the people who affect us individually that we remember. We recall those little acts of kindness, that one-to-one help, individual caring and sharing. These things may seem small and inconsequential, but they’re not because they affect us personally.
So here’s one more question: Who would put you on their list?
We do! You’re on our list of the most important people of 2008 because you take time to check in on us. We thank you so much and wish you a peaceful, prosperous, and happy New Year! Here’s to your bigg success in 2009!
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(Image in today's post by Tinneketin)