The Power of Wow

 

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“In everyone’s life at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flames by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the spirit.”

-Albert Schweitzer (philosopher, physician, philanthropist)

I was a young 21-year-old mother of two, she was just finishing her 70th year. For the next 23 years we remained great friends.

Mrs.Stibick mentored me, counseled me and educated me. She was the flame that rekindled my spirit when everything seemed so out of control. Her influence changed the trajectory of my life and the lives of my children.

The power we have to ingnite passion or change the outcome of a person’s life is almost unspeakable. Could I today be the flame that sears goodness into another woman’s life?

I am reading a small and powerful book called WOW 2.0.  It is really a book for business and sales people, but as I read it I could not help feeling WOWed.

Wow can be a way of life. Do I get what that means? Can I live each day with conviction? Can I be the best volunteer in my favorite charity? Can I face each day’s simple task with the objective of giving it my best and getting a WOW from myself?

I know I am a sucker for a good self-help book, but this one is somehow different. It makes you ask yourself, “Is everything I’m doing producing a WOW”?

I know what one person can do to influence the world. Mrs. Stibick was that person who rekindled my spirit.

I want my life to reflect that gift I received from her, so I can be the flame in someone else’s life.

Let me hear from you. Who has been your flame?

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