Who Are You Influencing?

When making changes in your life, do the little changes make as much difference as the big changes? I think so. You see, the little changes turn into big changes. One small change, such as having a side salad instead of the fries, leads you to make more and more changes.

For the holiday season, I usually make potato salad; and while potato salad is delicious, it is not the healthiest of side dishes. I searched and searched for a great alternative and landed on a loaded cauliflower salad. It was healthy, delicious, and no one missed the potato salad.

Over this past year, I have made lots of small changes; and I have been surprised at how it not only has changed my life, but it has changed the life of my family. Smart changes not only affect you but affect the ones around you. Whether you realize it or not, you are a role model to someone in your life.

We all have people that we admire. We try to imitate them, impress them, be more like them. Who in your life are you influencing? It may be a spouse, a child, a co-worker or a friend. You are someone’s hero. The choices you are making in your life are affecting someone else. We all have a responsibility to our fellow man to try to be our best selves.

When you surround yourself with negative people, you become a negative person. When you surround yourself with healthy people, you will become a healthy person. It is so very important to make good choices, not only for yourself but for the others around you.

This year is quickly coming to an end. How have you been influenced this year? Have you surrounded yourself with people who are going to help you stay the course of a healthier you, not only physically but emotionally? I hope you can say that the people in your corner are cheering you on and helping in your journey to better health and an overall healthier you.

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20