We affect more people than we realize. We affect the barista at Starbucks when we buy our coffee, our clients and coworkers, and certainly our dearest loved ones. This is a powerful blessing and a huge responsibility and needs to remain in the forefront of our minds.
Claudia reminded me of this just the other day. We had about 100 people together for our music school’s Spring concert. The afternoon was wonderful. The students did a marvelous job and the time was a real joy for me as a teacher and a business owner.
Claudia pointed out how I am impacting all those people. My students, their families, our teachers, and even the grandparents indirectly. This realization gave me a deeper appreciation for what I do and also a sense of responsibility to use this influence to bless others and make a difference.
What about in your own life? Are you aware of the reach of people you are affecting? It’s probably bigger than you think.
What I want to do and what I encourage you to do is this: recognize the extent to which you are affecting people and use that reach to bless and build others up.
Take a minute and jot down all the different people you are affecting in one way or another. Is their life better because you are in it?