Who Influences You?
I’m proud of you. You inspire me. You’re a treasure.
Have you ever heard those words?
How nice it is to know that in some life you’ve been a treasure, a thing of beauty or inspiration. I never cease to wonder what prompts such a feeling, what someone saw in me. What does it mean to make another person proud?
Words like that influence me.
They change how I think, how I act, what I believe and what I do next.
They make me stop, think, and wonder what I did to earn them.
A powerful statement can change doubt into confidence.
When I get a response that says I’m valued, I’m influenced to do things that will earn that feeling again.
Some folks think I’m brilliant and creative and other folks, well, think I’m … um … not.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
And on that idea, I figured out something when I was looking at the the stars.
Image credit: NASA/CXC/NCSU/S.Reynolds et al
When stars die they leave behind space debris. Space debris is gorgeous colors and shines with its own bright light. The wispy, windy patterns and reflections energize filmy fibers in the endless space night.
What (hu)man named it trash?
It’s a treasure for the heart and the eyes.
People and stars are made of the same stuff.
The carbon that makes cell in our bodies came from the same stuff that makes stars.
It’s true about stars.
It’s true about people too.
Stars shine no matter who is looking.
No one has to call them a treasure.
They shine because that’s what stars do.
This week …
Be a treasure.
Start a quest. Create and conspire.
Be a mentor, a leader, a teacher. Inspire.
Be a beginner, a learner, an adventurer. Aspire.
Shine at being you.
Shine because being brilliant is what you do.
Do it because YOU have decided you’re living up to being a treasure.
— ME “Liz” Strauss
bob warren says
xxx 000 xxx Have a Super Monday Beautiful..
Andreas Wiedow says
Liz, you’re a treasure 🙂
I mean it and I am VERY picky when it comes to sharing content.
Alison Voyvodich says
Very well said and thanks for saying it.
I like it.Inspiring article. Thank you LIz
Anne Thomas says
Thank you Liz! I always am inspired by you
We all need a little inspiration. THANKS Liz!
A great post,Liz! Thank you!
Thank you for your post. And you know Liz: I am proud of you, you inspire and you are a treasure:) Have a wonderful week!
Phillip Hocking says
I really think you need a G+ +1 button. Not only has it become the largest organic seo methodology weighted higher than the amount of links Google’s crawler sees, it allows your audience to easily and ‘frictionlessly’ (if you like that term) share your content with *their* audience.
ME Liz Strauss says
I agree. 🙂
Wayne Mansfield says
I feel like swimming in your Lake..
Oliver Nguyen says
You’re a Star! Let’s Rock!
Laura Sykes says
Good advice, and something one cannot hear too often. Today is a good day to hear it!
Baja By Bus (@BajaByBus) says
Michael Dougherty says
Thank you so much for this!