So when I looked up the word influencer, this is one of the sentences that was used as an example…The most powerful influencer of beliefs is through direct experience. I looked up the definition because I wasn’t sure who has directly influenced my life but as soon as I read that sentence I knew. There is one person who has influenced my beliefs through direct experience more than anyone else…my mother. She has helped to shape my character through her life, through the way she lived her life, through the way she interacted with people. Some examples of my character are: kindness, compassion, gentleness, empathy, my willingness to share and my desire to help others. I am very thankful for the positive influence she has been in my life: past, present and future.