Moeko the Beautiful

Saturday, January 28, 2006

I just finished reading Outpost Nine's editorial called "The Moeko Principle". If you decide to read it, first read the post called "Moeko's Owl". But if you don't want to read it, the basic thing you need to know is that Moeko has no idea that Azrael ever spoke about her and here she is making such an impression on a lot of peoples lives.

It got me thinking, I wonder how many other people are out there and have no idea that they've even affected a single person. To them it might seem insignificant what they've done but to another it may mean the world.

Remember that post I made about Dave? And how Dan set me up with the wrong guy? Well, I laugh with a lot of people about that, but the original Dave that I thought was hot has no idea that he's the involved in such a hilarious story!

At the same time, I remember when I was in junior year of high school and I told this girl Ashley that I thought the reason for dating was to find the person you wanted to marry, otherwise, you're really just wasting time and energy. I don't believe that so much anymore. At the time, she argued her point and I thought I nothing more of it when all was said and done. But the next year, I heard from her boyfriend, whom she had been dating for three years by then, that suddenly around that time, Ashley started talking about getting very serious and wondered if she could spend the rest of her life with him. Ironically the relationship never worked out (I know, shocker!) but I still can't believe that ever made an impression on someone when I didn't really put a whole lot of thought into what I was saying to begin with!

Can you imagine? Who have you made an impression on? Who's life have you changed? Do you even think you've helped someone ever? And now that you know that you can make such a difference, does this change how you act towards people? Will this make you think more closely about what you say and do knowing that there are people watching you?

I try to think that I watch what I do. I know there are people who take notice of what I do and it can effect them if they let it. Maybe they look up to me and try to learn from my life. Maybe they're just in my path and are along for the ride or get run over by my carelessness. I don't know.

And then there's the other side of it as well. There are plenty of people I've taken notice of and they have no idea how much their words, actions, and simple ideas have really affected my life. Some know it, and others don't.

Whatever the point of this post was, I can't remember now. Just remember, you're actions and words can hold so much more power than you could ever imagine. Don't take this power for granted and don't abuse it. Someone (or two) is out there and watching you so don't let them down.

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Dan said...

Truer words where never spoken. I'm doing a little experiment of my own in that regard. I need to learn when not to open my big fat mouth sometimes... Never know when a careless word could sink a ship or two.

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