After pondering the difference between someone's "inspirations" and "influences," a wise friend finally brought the answer to light. "I guess someone who inspires you motivates you, and someone who influences you impacts your behavior." So simply stated, but it finally made sense! No wonder I was stuck on this topic, I couldn't nail down exactly what I needed to ponder! (Thanks Rish!)
|The best and most beautiful things in the|
world can not be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
|Animal crackers still make me smile!|
Outside of my family, I have known S for longer than anyone. I met her on a cold February day when I was 15 years old. Little did I know that I had just met someone who would become one of the most influential and inspirational people in my life. She was a teacher who went above and beyond. She saved my life on more than one occasion. We drifted apart as I wandered aimlessly through my college years, though she was and still is, always close to my heart. As fate would have it, we reconnected years ago, and I was given the opportunity to help her out, bringing our friendship full circle. Now, though we don't get together often, I know she is always there for me, and always will be.