Kate said INFLUENCE
Such a loaded word. Everything, whether good or bad, influences us one way or another.
I have had wonderful people in my life who have influenced me in excellent ways. And the opposite is true also, I’ve had un-wonderful people influence me. My wasband influenced the way I saw myself, ugly and undesirable. The influence was zero self-worth.
TV shows influence. Video games influence. Podcasts influence.
My definition of influence: an effect that leaves a lasting impression.
Today, I am careful what I allow “in” as we all should.
The word reminds me of a Sunday School chorus and I’ll close this five-minute essay singing \o/
O be careful little ears what you hear; O be careful little ears what you hear; There’s a Father up above looking down on us in love; O be careful little ears what you hear!
The verses change like this: O be careful little eyes what you see; O be careful little hands what you do; O be careful little feet where you go.
Everything and everyone influences us in some way.
O be careful what you let in.