How to appreciate the people who have influenced your life

Influence People copyThere are many people around us that make us look good and make our lives easier. These people have sacrificed and struggled for us to fulfill our dreams. Nobody gets where they are on their own. If they think they have, they are wrong. It’s very important to give credit to those who have helped, guided and supported you.

From the moment we arrived in this world, someone has been helping us. We are here today due to the love and care of doctors, nurses, parents, grandparents, teachers, church leaders and the countless number of people that have been a part of our lives. Numerous people have contributed to get us that extra mile in our lives and help us fulfill our dreams and goals.

In addition, we have people making life better and easier with their services each and every day. Have you ever thought about how nice it is to have clean streets and efficient trash collecting?  If you have visited other countries, you may see that this is not exactly a priority.  Have you noticed how nice it is to have the help of the person that sacks your groceries, delivers your mail, takes care of you at restaurants or helps give you directions at the convenience store when you are lost?  These people are so often overlooked.  Have you thought about those who serve our country in the military, work to keep our streets safe, rush to our aid in a medical emergency or lead us spiritually in our churches?

Now my question is, “who are you grateful for”?  I think the list will be quite long if you take the time to think about it.

Take a few minutes of your time and express your appreciation. Tell the guy who is bringing the grocery carts back into the store that he is doing a great job.  Thank your child’s teacher for going above and beyond.  Send cards or emails of thanks.  Make a quick phone call or pull someone aside to express your gratitude.  You would be surprised at how a little gesture can go a long way into motivating that person and improving their day. When you put those words in their mind, they feel special and will continue leaving footprints in the lives of others.

You must recognize that you are where you are because someone helped you.


What do you think? Leave me your comments to help others and motivate them to take action.

Success is for everyone. Many people have achieved it and tell their story.  It’s time for you to tell yours.

Remember to always ask God to guide you and give you wisdom to make good decisions in life.


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