Under the Influence


  1.          The power to produce an effect
  2.          The ability to affect somebody’s character or beliefs or actions

What effect do you have on the people you come in contact with daily? Do you go out of your way to change somebody’s day for the better?  The power we have to influence every aspect of our day is mind boggling.  Everything we do from how we drive, walk, speak and LOVE is influencing those around us. Be the POSITIVE in somebody’s day.  Be the smile, the hello, the friendly face that they needed at that moment to enable them to be their BEST.

When we consciously choose to make a difference, we move that much closer to OUR BEST!

Use your powers for good!

4 thoughts on “Under the Influence

  1. I try and smile and say hello to everyone I make eye contact with. Even when I am several miles into a run or having a bad day. I am always amazed how many people do not return the smile or the hello. It only takes a second to return the greeting. When this happens I smile just a little bigger and just say have a great day.

  2. Awesome! I “collect” hellos and smiles. It is crazy to me how many people just stare back, they don’t even look away, just stare. Oh well, then they find out just how PERKY I can be!!

    1. I always think of the quote that says, “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours”, and I often try to do that. Most people just stare, like you said, but I don’t really think about their response much. I just like to think that I brightened their day just a little, even if they didn’t seem to acknowledge it.

  3. I think you have made a difference in their. Some are just slow to realize the impact you had until later. And then I hope they take your impact and pass it two-fold to the next person!

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