Because of you…

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I was at the gym the other day when I overheard two women talking…

“I did not feel like working out today,” one of them said.

Her friend laughed. “Well I’m glad you’re here.”

“I’m not here because of me,” she said. “I’m here because of you. If you hadn’t called me, I wouldn’t be working out.”

It got me thinking about the way we can impact others.

And the way others can impact us.

For those two friends at the gym, it was one getting the other to exercise.

I thought about the times in my own life when I’ve been motivated to do something because of someone else…

Because of Mike, I skied down a black diamond slope once (well, okay, mostly I slid, and I haven’t been back on a black diamond since, but at least I tried it.)

Because of my kids, I’ve really worked on being more patient (which doesn’t come naturally to me).

And because of this woman’s speech at a conference, I decided to become a writer.

I could go on and on.

There have been so many people throughout my life who have inspired me to step out of my comfort zone or who have motivated me to put extra effort into certain things, and I’m so thankful for that. :)

What about you? Is there someone who has helped you to do something? Or have you helped someone else? I’d love to hear about it.