Do you think you've made an impact on anyone's life?

United States
May 17, 2007 7:35am CST
If you were to die tomorrow(hopefully not) do you think people would be telling stories about you about how much you helped them or was an impact on their life? What are some of the great things you have done with your life? Would you be satisfied with your life if you died tomorrow? I am a mother of a special needs child and I know I have an impact on her everyday along with the friends and family I help with my advice. But there is so much I would like to do before I die. What are your thoughts????
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@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
17 May 07
Well, my best friend and my boyfriend would say that I made an impact on their lives. I also think that I have a few friends who would miss me when I die, so yeah, I think I have made an impact on a few persons' lives. I always try to treat each person with respect and help them out anyway I can. I've always thought that when I leave this earth, I would want a few persons missing me.
• United States
17 May 07
Respect is a very important thing to show people and I'm glad to hear from you. Thanks
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@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
17 May 07
I'm pretty sure i've made an impact in the lives of many. It's not something to boast about, but it's actually humbling for me because it means I was able to impart something in their life which I will be remembered for. I make sure everyday that I share something to a person and influence him/her in a special way that he/she will remember me. I would like to share the word of God to as many people as I can.. I want them to remember the name of Jesus on the day I die..
• United States
17 May 07
I agree,it is very humbling to know such things. I also want to spead the word of God to all and I wish you great luck on your journey of doing the same. Thanks
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@magikrose (5433)
• United States
17 May 07
One thing that a friend of mine keeps telling people that if it was not for me he would have ended up in jail or the mental ward in the hospital. Knowing that I had a hand in helping some keep out of trouble is enough for me.
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• United States
17 May 07
Yes it is very wonderful to know you ahve done something good for someone and to know you have made an impact on their live. And I think about all the people that have made one on mine when I realize I have done something good. Thanks
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
17 May 07
People often tell me that I have made an impact on their lives or inspired them, because of the mistakes and experiences I have had at a young age. I am always quick to share alot of my experiences with others hoping to save the next person from making same mistakes or to give some people perspective. I believe I have made an impact on my children's life. I have so many things that I need to do for me to be satisfied with my life.
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• United States
17 May 07
I have also done alot of the things you have done and I hope I have made some impact on people,thanks
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
17 May 07
No i am not satisfied with my life and i will not be happy if i die tomorrow,i havnt made impact on other people life yet ,but i know i am going through a tough period in my life and if i ger over from a problem which i am facing in my life right now ,ican change a lot of peoples life .coz i am learning lot of things about heatlh matters how one can maintain ones health by dont depending on others .one can heal oneself easily.i will try to spread the message of self healing. www.drbass.com
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• United States
17 May 07
Thanks and I hope you get your sitution fixed so to speak and good lcuk I know you will make an impact on people!
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
17 May 07
Yes, I think that people would feel a loss...I do think that I have helped many people in my life...I spent 10 years of my life as a nurse....it was extremely rewarding and extremely stressful... I have raised 3 children to grown.....but if, God forbid, I was to die tomorrow...I would be disappointed because I have a young son who is only 5, I would not feel like he got the full benefit of being raised by me.....HE would be my primary concern! There are several more people in life that I feel that I am meant to impact before I have fulfilled my purpose in ths life....LOL
• United States
17 May 07
Well my friend you have made an impact on my life since we starting talking,you are wise and very family oriengnted,and i'm glad to know you. Thanks
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• United States
17 May 07
I am honored to have you in my life as well, Babyangie.... Glad that I am able to offer you some support...life, family, children and relationships are difficult sometimes and it sometimes helps to have a friend to count on......who will listen...not judge, but truly cares!
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• United States
18 May 07
Do my cats count? Because they seem to be the only ones that I have made an impression on.
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• United States
18 May 07
Um sure I guess,lol but I'm sure even if you don't know it you have impacted someone's life,just a friendly smile can chage a whole person day,thanks.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
18 May 07
Yes, I think so... I am just a quiet person, often shy but when I say something, I really mean it and that I do care about other people. I help them without asking them in return. I just want to see them happy. That's already ok for me. They may not be telling me that they are grateful for what I did, but I know in their actions that somehow I have made them happy. Maybe, if I'll die tomorrow at my young age, people will tell stories about how I lived my life and that they will say that I could have done more if I were still alive.
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• United States
18 May 07
It is a great quality to say what you mean and mean what you say,far too often today people don't do that. Thanks
• United States
17 May 07
I feel as though I have impacted my daughter's life. Being a single mom is challenging, but I think I'm doing a great job supporting my child and myself. There's a lot of things that people would like to do before they die, but I think I have fulfilled my life so far.
• United States
17 May 07
I comend you, being a single mother is very hard and I'm glad to know you have impacted soemone life and I hope you impact many more,thanks.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
19 May 07
People often tell me that I have made an impact on their lives, and to be honest I'm not done making an impact. If I were to die tomorrow I would know that my life had meaning and I served a purpose, but there is so much more I want to do. I believe I was put here on earth to make a difference.
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• United States
19 May 07
Glad to hear it,people all to often never get to hear what they have done for other people,I hope you conitune to make a difference. Thanks
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@coolcrux1 (141)
• India
18 May 07
I do not think till I have done this kind of work so people will tell about me and remember me. As others have I have too this dream that after me people tell about me and remember me and my works which help other people in their life.
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• United States
18 May 07
yes the dream of what will happen after I'm gone,I too have not done alot in my life but I hope what I have done will make an impact on someone somewhere.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
18 May 07
Being the mother of two adopted children (one with a learning disability), I would like to think that I've made an impact on their lives as well as the women who gave them up for adoption. As a volunteer for a number of organizations, I would like to think that I've impacted the people I've met along the way in some small way and as a teacher of young children, I can only hope that I've impacted their lives. The children from the very first class I taught fifteen years ago, will be graduating high school next month and they are all going on to college.
• United States
18 May 07
Wow you are a great person,I was adopted and my daughter has some disabilities and I know with out my parents I would not be where I am or who I am today and having a child with special needs is hard but I know I have impacted her life as well has my own,thank you for all that you do!
@sweetsue (759)
• Philippines
18 May 07
Maybe unconsciously but I think not yet, too bad for me I f I'll die tomorrow.hehe.. I don't know really if I had created an impact to someone else life. How can I? I am having a hard time creating an impact to myself hehe. Anyway, I know that somehow I am a good daughter to my parents and a supportive sister to my siblings. I hope I have created an impact to them.
• United States
18 May 07
I'm sure that you have being part of a family has an impact on yourself them and others who know you. Thanks
• United States
18 May 07
I think my own kids take me for granted, but I think if I were gone they would realize as time went on just how much I did for them and how much I gave up for them. I have also been a sort of "step mom" to two kids who haven't had very good female role models in that area. When their Dad and his most recent wife (not their mother) divorced and he got hurt, we allowed them to move into our basement. It's had a real impact on the two of them, and I mean for the better. So I know there I have done something really good and I want to be with them until they finish school, which the younger will in 5 years.
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• United States
18 May 07
I believe kids are the ones who really notice the impact of someone being in their life,I know it is hard and I comend you on helping those kids. They will forever remmeber what you have done,as for your own kids I know I feel that same way alot,thanks
• India
17 May 07
well i hope i make ;)