I don't often post spiritual or inspirational posts, but I just read "How to change another person's life" over at the "I will change your life" blog, and thought it might be time.
That post gives credit for the little actions or words which can be said to us, which change us in profound ways - sometimes without the speaker even intending to do so.
Years ago, a friend helped me get through a personal rut and back on track towards my career goal of being a journalist. He was just recapping a night out we'd had with a few friends, but I can still remember exactly what he wrote about me:
"If brains are knives, Sarah's running around madly brandishing a chainsaw". Might sound like a wierd compliment, but coming from one of the smartest computer geeks I know, it meant a lot to me to be reminded that I'm one smart cookie myself. That compliment boosted me so much I really credit Ben with helping me get my butt back into professional journo mode.
And I don't think I even told him. So thank you, Ben, if you're reading this.
Got any stories to share about people who've inspired you? Share in comments please, let's share the love. :)