Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reach Out to Your Circle of Influence

Today I met with the nicest lady ever. 
She so kindly took me to lunch and we talked and talked.
Many tears were shed as we talked about some incredible experiences. 
My eyes were open to messages Heavenly Father needed me to hear. 

This woman is my role model, she is the person I would love to emulate my life after. She was so gracious, humble, and spiritual. She has so many Christ-like attributes and she is an excellent mother. She has prepared her heart to always be ready to listen to the messages Heavenly Father wants her to say and do. She is a noble woman.

If you ever find yourself lost or broken, reach out! 
Do you have any idea how many 
people would serve you in a heartbeat if only they
 knew you were in need of some love or wisdom? 

It is my firm belief that we are put on this earth to help one another. 
I truly believe that people come into our lives for a reason. We are put into specific groups, classes, wards, jobs, and situations so we cross the paths of others. Everyone that comes into our life can teach us something and can bless us in a way that no one else can.
There are so many people that are in your circle of influence right now that can teach you and help you, but how will you ever know what you can learn from them if you don't reach out to them? I truly believe in mentors and role models, I believe they all come in many different forms. It is up to us to reach out and ask if they have a moment to talk with us and be our friend.

Have the courage today to send an email, a text, 
or a phone call to someone that is in your circle of influence or you 
could be missing out!
You will never know what lessons you could be learning or what example you
could have in your life until you take the opportunity to listen to those around you.
And just maybe the people you reach out to could learn from you too!

Every time someone has ever reached out to me, I jump with joy that they believe
I have something to offer them. It is never, ever, ever a burden!

I believe everyone wants to feel wanted and needed.

I believe we go through experiences and trials because what we go through 
will help someone that will cross your path later down the road.
I don't want stories from my journey to be wasted.
I want to share them with others that can benefit from what I've 
been through.

Reach out to others! Ask them their stories!
Get to know others and dig deep to find the gems
that will bless your life!
I promise you this isn't selfish, I promise!!!
The other person will leave feeling uplifted and enlivened for
being able to be of some assistance.

Reach out! Reach out! Reach out!


  1. Thanks for writing your beautiful blog! I've realized as I've written mine that even if I never have thousands of devoted followers, just as ONE person can make a difference, it's enough to make a difference to ONE person. The comments I've received from individuals have made it all worthwhile. Keep writing! :)

  2. Thanks for your sweet comment! I couldn't agree more. One person has so much power to influence others. And if just one person's life is touched, that's enough!

  3. Ashley, beautiful. I can't help but think of the scripture my angels will be around you to bear you up (obviously not a direct quote). God put us on this earth to be His angels!

  4. Wow, I love that! Thank you so much for tying that scripture into this post. That fits so perfectly! :)


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