Thursday, April 19, 2012

q is for quiz

Don't ask me how I missed my "Q" post today. Let's just chalk it up to stress, or confusion, or stupidity which is just one reason why...

...I hated QUIZZES when I was a kid—especially "pop" QUIZZES. Nevertheless, today I have a short QUIZ for you:

What is it that makes you happiest?
What are you doing that makes you proudest?
For what or whom are you most grateful?
What is your one overriding regret?
What can you do to fix it?
When will you start?
Why not today?

On this QUIZ you can earn a
just for trying!

Wouldn’t it be great if the creative arts were just that easy…if we could publish our poem, or hang our painting, or star in the drama, or get the solo based on our good intentions? If we received credit for all the times we tried...all the times we started but never finished...for all the stories and poems and songs we imagined and then skimmed over or neglected altogether.

Sadly, life is not that kind to us. We may not have all the answers to this QUIZ and we may not know where to find them. Some people will cheat on it. Others would rather give up than ask for help. But then, what will become of them on graduation day?

What will become of you?
“The difference between school and life is this:
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
--Tom Bodett--
In my next post, we'll talk about the joys of REVISION.


  1. That's a lot to think about.

  2. I might have to put that quote up on my bulletin board at school. Think the kids will understand?

  3. Thanks for the early Friday morning contemplation (just gone 9.00 a.m.) you've got me thinking about the above questions...
    Enjoy the rest of the A to Z Challenge!