Well, I just got home from my first year of college, my room is a mess and I have no idea where to start unpacking. I start with the safest box, my clothes. After many hours I'm brought back to the same question, where do I start now?
I decide on one green box. I'm not sure what is in it but just go for it. Opening it I find myself going through old pictures and notes instead of actually unpacking, I seem to get distracted very easily. Reading through my old notes I find something that really struck me. It reads...
"There are people in your life that make you feel like the most loved person like you have worth. Those people deserve your smile, laugh, tears and joy. Those are the people you hold onto tight with both hands. These people give you their all. they make you a better person just by being themselves. They are the people others wish they could be and know. They are the people you wish you could be. They are extraordinary and you love them for it. They change your life in such a way that you spend the rest of it thanking them by working to be more like them. "
Now I wrote that on November 11th, 2016. Rereading it now I have many questions I wish I could ask myself back then, but I think I kinda get it.
I have been lucky enough to have many influential people that being friends, teachers, and mentors and I think I was talking about them when I wrote that. There are things I see in the people I look up to that I try to mimic in my life, that's why I look up to them.
The line that concerns me is the one reading "They are the people you wish you could be." I know I have come a long way from who I was that year, I had no self-confidence and I looked up to someone who from the outside looked like they had a perfect life. It was someone I wish all the time I could be. Looking back it kinda makes me sad to think I would have gladly given up my life to life someone else's. That is no longer the case.
What I think needs to be emphasized is the impact people can have on your life. Some do not even no the impact they have. Maybe you should tell them, that could create an impact on them. Then here we are creating a chain reaction of positive impacts on people's lives.
I think that should be everyone's goal in life. Positively impact one person so that they may impact others.