Because of you…

*It’s been a really busy week so I’m putting this post up again, as a quick reminder of how much we impact each other. :)

Because of you…

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.

“Well I’m glad you’re here,” the other answered.

“I’m not here because of me,” her friend said. “I’m here because of you. If you hadn’t called me, I wouldn’t be working out.” They both laughed..

And it got me thinking about how much we can impact each other. And the way others can impact us.

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

For me, there have been many times 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 slowing down and being more patient (which doesn’t come naturally to me).

And because of one 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? Take a minute and thank them today!