One day I noticed a sparrow bathing in a puddle in the parking lot of a local greasy spoon restaurant. I watched the ripple effect caused by this tiny bird. I smiled thinking about the ripple effect our attitude has on others. Then I noticed something. With every splash, droplets of water were creating their own ripple effects all over the puddle.
This made me think of the waitress inside that restaurant. She made every customer feel like they were special. Her ripple effect on the customers was very positive. They would leave feeling appreciated and happier. Like the droplets around the puddle that the splash caused each of them created a positive ripple wherever they went.
Sadly, the opposite is also true. A boss in a bad mood can affect the teacher of his employee’s child, by snapping at his employee who then goes home frustrated and yells at his son, who then goes to school and acts out. It is never ending.
Today you get to choose for yourself AND for that little child in the picture, to be a positive or a negative ripple in this world, staying in this moment or losing it forever.
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