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Mariam Sambe

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Who has influenced you the most in your life?

George Eliot once said: "Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another".
It seems to me that everyone has been influenced by someone to pursue a certain career or to follow a certain path in life.
Who is that person for you? And how did he/she influence you?


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    May 21 2013: Hello Mariam:>)
    Without question, my mother is the person who influenced my life the most by demonstrating kindness, compassion, empathy, integrity, peace, contentment, calmness even in the face of extreme challenges, passion for life, joy, humor, curiosity, open heart, open mind, unconditional love......I could go on and on....

    She demonstrated this foundation for life in every moment from the time she gave birth, until her death. There was no punishment, preaching, lecturing, scolding, or even raising her voice. She taught by example, and her "being" caused me to want to "be" like that as well:>)

    She was certainly the first, and one who influenced me most. However, the gifts of openmindedness and open heart taught me to consider ALL information, so many people have influenced me in the journey throughout the life adventure.

    Another great influence from the time I was a child was my father, who was violent and abusive. He taught me how NOT to be. I feel lucky to have observed the two polarities from the time I was a child, and somehow I knew I had a choice.

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