THE UNIQUE "TOUCH OF YOU!" (Being A Positive Influence In Your World)
THE UNIQUE "TOUCH OF YOU!" (Being A Positive ... In Your World) ŠLee Wise 2002I was in front of the computer at home. Nothing new for me! I heard a few voices and the dog barking. That small dog
THE UNIQUE "TOUCH OF YOU!"
(Being A Positive Influence In Your World) ŠLee Wise 2002 I was in front of the computer at home. Nothing new for me! I heard a few voices and the dog barking. That small dog "yap yap" that triggers not nice thoughts in my mind. I wont' go into that :( SOME FOLKS I KNEW At any rate, I knew the three folks that had just stopped in to say "Hi!" Why did I know them? Well, one was my son-in-law: I'd better know him! Beyond the son-in-law factor was something else -- I have taught each one of them at one level or another about what they were doing: visiting people! THE JOY OF INFLUENCE Sitting here at my computer and reflecting about me being a positive influence in their lives brings me great joy! It is the joy of being a positive, personal influence in the life of another person. SOMETHING YOU CAN'T BUY You don't purchase the power of *personal* influence. Note the word I used: "Personal." I will say it again: you don't purchase the power of personal influence. You earn it. Step by step, action by action, and word by word ... it is earned. You "create" a hearing by consistently giving people the "good things" you possess. And what are those good things? Your sincerity, time, and wisdom. I have found, however, that if I am going to give people these "good things" I must have possess something myself. DETERMINATION I must be determined. I must value being a positive influence in my world. And, I must *feel* that value "deep enough" inside of me to keep me in the game! A "LIFE" EQUATION Maybe I could put it like this: If you hold the value of being a positive influence in your world deep inside your heart, you will discover an on-going *need* to express what you feel. You will spend the time. You will strive to be caring and sincere. And you will keep creating ways to be an influence! A deeply held value + A sincere heart = A creative, positive influence THEY LEFT Oh, by the way, they did leave. The three "visitors" left. And you know what? Two of them went home and Steve, my son-in-law, made one more visit that evening. You want to know something really neat? He teamed up with another fella by the name of Sunny. Steve is receiving additional training from Sunny. Now guess who trained Sunny? You got it. A guy named Lee! IT'S WORTH IT! My message is simple. Very simple. Think about and develop the value of being a positive influence in the lives of others. Visualize the positive impact you can, and I believe should, make on this earth. Let it "sink in." Cultivate it, *feel* it and then just go do it!! At home, in your business, at church, or in your community. Anywhere! Touch the lives of people for good. Help them feel better , think better or live better. Share with them the unique "touch of you!" Go ahead. It's worth it.
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Lee is a Seminary administrator, has a part-time
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