You never know when others are watching you. It’s true. You’re living your life and things happen; you don’t think much of it since it’s just something that’s happened. You’re writing something. Drawing something. Giving someone an encouraging word. Reading a book. Being kind. Something. You never what it may be, but someone may see it and be inspired in some way.
And the chain continues. That person you inspired may do that for someone else. What an awesome cycle that would be…
You may be a beautiful girl named Karen who kissed a shy, quiet boy on the cheek who realized if she would do that them awesome things were possible. She’s still an awesome friend forty years later.
You maybe a talented artist like Bob McLeod who gave an encouraging portfolio review to a hope-to-be inker, changing his mindset about whether he could be an inker to why wasn’t he working? Still a cool guy.
You might be me. Apparently, I’ve been someone people look up to. I try not to abuse that thought and think about how my kids see me. I want them to be proud to my kids, as much as I’m proud to be their dad.
Of course, the reverse can be true as well. Be mindful of words or deeds that can cut into someone’s confidence. Do good works. Remember that on the way up, you may someday pass those same people on the way down. I’ve heard that a few times..
Be the best YOU you can be. Shine your light for all to see and be guided by.