I’m continually reminded that most times influence is not big and flashy. It’s not done in large gulps or in front of the masses, but in small quiet doses over long periods of time. (Suanne Camfield, writer and speaker)
We would like to think that we can have a positive influence on others, and we look for some great opportunity to make a big contribution into their lives. But, as Camfield suggests, the most frequent occasions we have to positively affect someone are usually simple, ordinary chances to encourage, motivate, or challenge a companion.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24) Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)