Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Reverse Impact

I first watched this film 3 years ago and then last year. I'll gladly watch it again whenever I have the opportunity to.

The last time I watched it, I took away 2 more lessons. I'll share them in 2 posts; I shared my 1st lesson already.*

The first of the 2 lessons is what I call "Reverse impact."

In a scene, Leigh Anne Tuohy (played by Sandra Bullock) was chatting with her friends and one of them said, in a rather curious and concerned tone:
"He's changing your life"

Her response "No, he's changing mine" - was based on deep-set conviction and even contentment.

It got me thinking and asking:
"How are the people you think you're impacting,
impacting you?"

A lot of times, we think that when we are good to others, they are the only ones who benefit from that interaction. From this film, that's obviously not true. In my curiosity I sought to know the story behind the film only to find out that it's based on a real-life story. It was very inspiring to hear these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZp9Nv1k2JI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJEhqfbuLU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JG4WOqtXgk

The bottom line is:
Each and every one of us can make an impact - be a blessing to someone else and you'll be amazed on the reverse impact. So be a giver - a cheerful giver...and it's more than giving money.


Reference:
* http://sapphire-and-beryl.blogspot.ca/2012/03/accept-vs-respect.html

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