Author: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2012
There are many things that I like to do and one of these is to pass on motivational and inspirational words of wisdom. I do have many opportunities to do this with all the work I do on various motivational sites through writing and sharing quotations. But, I also have a hobby that helps me complete the cycle of inspiration for me.
Rocks That Have Travelled The World
This hobby entails painting rocks with cute little bug faces and adding a motivational quotes on the back of each rock. These cute little rocks are taken with me when I go to craft markets across the province and to the cruise ships that come to port.
I have given or sold thousands of these little rocks and even have returning customers revisiting to buy even more. These rocks have gone to all corners of the globe from Australia to Asia, to Europe and all across Canada and the United States.
It Isn't All About Money
It isn't, though, that I really make any money from doing these cute little rocks, it is more that an inspirational message gets to travel and influence people from all walks of life.
So, what is the point here? To me, it is very simple: we all have a chance to influence people in a positive way by the little things we say and do. It doesn't have to be big and flashy or a powerful book written or a motivational seminar given. It simply has to do with each one of us passing on a positive message one person at a time just like the little rocks that have influenced all sorts of people one rock at a time.
We all can influence people and most people may not realize this to be a fact. It is also true, however, that you can influence people in a negative way as well. Not all things in life
that are said or done are positive - I am sure this comes as no surprise.
The Real Secret
The real secret to positive influence is to be aware of how you act,
and react, and how you speak and the words you choose.
The positive influence comes through the proper modeling of behavior
just as much as from choosing the right words at the right time.
Remember this: you have more influence on other people than you
may realize - make that influence a positive experience and they too
can help further positive behavior with others through your example.
May these words make you realize that you are influenced by
others and that you have the same impact on others.
May the wisdom in the verses below remind you to set a good example.
by Catherine Pulsifer, © 2012
There are many influences,
in our lives today,
Music, T.V., friends and family,
are just a few that weigh.
You may feel these influences,
do not affect you.
But in some way or another,
they'll always leave a clue.
Understanding they are there,
is the first big step.
Once you know, you then can control,
and take the appropriate steps.
Being people means that we,
are open to being swayed.
And that's okay as long as we,
stay true to our own persuade.
Just as you are influenced
you influence others
Set the example
that you want to see
Be a positive influencer
see the good
Help others, and
spread your love.
Let God's unfailing love
influence your life
Let people see
how you believe.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"The blessings of life are there to transform, make you a better person
and to make you shine that human beings will see that the presence of
God is with you."
Pastor Paul Rika
"Today let our words and deeds be bound by love. Let us represent Jesus by clothing ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and forgiveness."
"Grace is God's best idea. His decision to ravage a people by love,
to rescue passionately, and to restore justly - what rivals it? Of all his
wondrous works, grace, in my estimation, is the magnum opus."
Max Lucado, Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
"How you think is influenced by what your read, what you listen to. Reading books that have a positive influence on your thinking can truly change your life."
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