Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One of my favorite quotes....

"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity." - Margaret D. Nadauld

Thank you to all the women I know who exemplify these virtues......
The Power of One

I have had cause lately to consider the power of influence of one person on another. The power of one.

As we go through our day to day lives we are influencing the actions of people all around us; family, friends, co-workers, classmates, and even strangers....on-lookers. Everything we say or do is influencing the life of someone else. We are all making hundreds of decisions through out the day. We have constant input signals influencing what choices we make. We think "yes", "no", or "I'll think about that one" and then we proceed to act. We make our decisions on what outcomes we think we might have...what outcomes someone else seems to have.

Movies, books, food, clothing, music, activities; there is an unending list of day to day decisions to make. We make choices based on a frame of reference; what we know or what we observe around us and how we choose to act.

If we could realize how much impact we have on the lives of people we know and love, and even on-lookers, would we do anything different? Do we think our choices affect only ourselves?