01-12-2018 08:22 PM
Great topic this week! Who is the most influential person for you?
01-12-2018 08:29 PM
It's an interesting one isn't it!
Well, I've had a few that have had a huge impact on my life. The person who is still in my thoughts is a case worker we had for a couple of years when my daughter was 12-13. She was able to connect with my daughter when all others failed. She was patient and compassionate with me as a parent and taught me so, so much about both myself and my daughter. She was amazing!!
01-12-2018 08:33 PM
Amazing - it is a special gift if someone can give others a tool or a skill that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
01-12-2018 08:36 PM
It really is! It allows us to help ourselves and not remain dependent on the service for support. I do miss her though!
01-12-2018 08:42 PM
Did you ever get a chance to thank her or tell her how influential she was to you?
01-12-2018 08:45 PM
Oh yes! She didn't get away without knowing how much she helped and how grateful I was.
01-12-2018 08:48 PM
That is fantastic - even though you miss her at least you left her with that!
01-12-2018 08:53 PM
Hopefully. I think it's important to let others know when they've impacted us so positively.
Who has that person been for you @Nick-RO?
01-12-2018 09:00 PM
I don't think I have one person - I have taken inspiration and bits and pieces from lots of people (both in my life and fictional) and obsessed about those little pieces/used them as inspiration in my life. A lot of them were from when I was a teenager and trying to work out what values were really important to me.
01-12-2018 09:06 PM
I like that @Nick-RO. And I think it's a great philosophy - to always be open to inspiration from wherever it comes.
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