I have to admit that I don’t watch many award shows. Several exist for music, film and stage. Perhaps the best known is the Oscars presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They are full of glitz and stars. The spectacle begins on the red carpet as people arrive and continues with performances, awards and acceptance speeches. Many of the categories of awards you probably recognize, such as Best Actor or Best Picture. They also have some that are a bit less known, such as awards for Sound or for Film Editing. I mention the Oscars because they are an example of public recognition.
There are other forms of public recognition as well. For instance, the President of the United States at times presents a medal to a worthy person in a public ceremony. All countries have similar practices. Companies also have gatherings to present awards and recognition. These may be for new product development, great sales or even celebrating years of service to the firm. In sports, different awards are given to recognize players who have excelled. The ultimate honor is usually induction into a hall of fame.
Public recognition is another aspect of focusing on whatever is praiseworthy. When people excel, their stories are broadcast far and wide. Spend time today looking at the public recognition occurring around you and focus on whatever is praiseworthy.
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Bumper music “Landing Place” performed by Mark July, used under license from Shutterstock.