We are all affected by every single soul we meet. Each encounter leaves an imprint on who we are and on who we are becoming. Though these imprints may be mostly small, they are nevertheless significant in how they become the building blocks of our character and our views of the world.
Every now and then, however, someone comes into our life who leaves a much bigger impact. We are changed in a great way. Some of these have made their influence to be felt across much of humanity, like Mother Teresa, Gandhi, C. S. Lewis, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther…Joseph Smith…Jesus Christ.
The time eventually comes when each of these souls must leave those they live among and go on ahead to the next world. And yet, their influence continues. I have been blessed by such souls. I dedicate this song to them…the great ones.