Isn’t that an awesome concept?
We cannot change others. But we can inspire them. We can model other ways of thinking and doing. The people who really influence others make the changes themselves first. They show us how to be faithful, obedient, grateful, and so many other things. I know this is a lesson I need all the time. I want to “fix” things. But really I need to step back and adjust myself first.
I read these two books this winter. In some ways they were difficult to get through–but mostly because I needed to time to process and be influenced by these two amazing women. These were not books to stay glued to for one night, but to be affected by over time.
These women are survivors, one of a holocaust and the other of mental illness brought on suddenly by sickness. They made it through. And they came out stronger. They have now written books to influence others to make changes in their lives for the better. I highly recommend both books. I know these are two influential women in my life who have inspired me.