I recently heard a radio interview in which a writer was asked the following question: If you could create a Mount Rushmore-type sculpture of the four most influential rock stars, who would be on it? I also recently read a Facebook post by a fellow member who sang the praises of a friend of hers who made a huge difference in her life. You see where this is going, don’t you?
I combined the two stories and decided it would be fun to consider who the four people would be if I could make such a sculpture of the most influential people in my life. I thought for a very long time about this and decided that my four would be my father, Mrs. Shuttlesworth, Dr. Popovich and my aunt. Each had a profound impact on the way I think and the way I choose to live my life. While I am not a sculptor, and any attempt to create such a work of art would surely do these fine people a huge disservice, maybe I could at least let them know what they meant to me. Sadly, all four have passed away but they still live on in my heart and continue to influence my thinking every day. I am so deeply grateful for all they shared. Each one taught me the importance of being kind, to keep going and growing, to be in harmony with all around you and so very much more.
Who would be among the four you would place on your Mount Rushmore? If like me, your sculpting skills are inadequate, perhaps just dropping them a note to let them know how much they have meant to you would suffice. I know everyone is very busy these days. It is never too soon to express your gratitude and it can quickly become too late. Having a significant impact on someone’s life makes you famous in their eyes. Taking the time to do this one act of kindness will mean the world to not only them, but to you as well!
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By Robin @rkosully September 3, 2018
Creating a personal (virtual) Mount Rushmore is a lovely idea! I agree that dropping a note to influential people, if they’re still alive, is a worthwhile act of kindness.
By Ron Wenberg September 3, 2018
WOW!! Another deep thinking Real People. I gotta give this one a lot of thinking for sure. So many people!!! Like you my dad was an influence – baseball! He a Cubs fan, me a Milwaukee Braves fan. My grandparents took me to games there, but when they moved to Atlanta I became a Cubs fan like my dad. Baseball, life and TOPS have so much in common. LOVE LOVE LOVE your posts. And I’m sending this to my members.
By Cheryl Estenson September 4, 2018
What a great thought of who was an inspiration in ones life and TOPS. I would definitely say it was my mom, my sister, my auntie and my friend. They have guided me through
what is important in my life to be who I am today, their encouragement and concerns for my
well being, and my faith in God today. Thanks to those very important loved ones.
By Barbara FROST J September 12, 2018
I think KOPS