The Rippling Effect
Many of the problems in this world are generated by a lack of care or desire to influence positively in some sort. Many of us, who are trying to make a splash in this mass society, in an effort to be noticed, forget that when we do make a splash, there will be ripples caused by the splash we create.
Take for example those individuals who only take the time to acknowledge those individuals they feel can help them in some capacity opposed to those they feel can’t do anything for them at all. I see it every day. I take public transportation to work each day and it provides an opportunity for me to see how people treat one another. From the man that won’t give his seat to a mother and her children, to the grumpy bus driver who is rude when asked a question by a passenger. There are so many incidents which occur that shows how people treat each other. And it’s not just on public transportation, but I see it in other areas as well. We must remember that no matter how big or small we think our role on this earth is we must realize that we are influencing someone somewhere somehow.
You never will know the impact that you had on someone else life, but we must watch the way we treat each other. When you can encourage someone with some kind or inspirational words, you should do so. When you can encourage someone through action or influence, do so. The next time you feel the need to make a splash think about the ripple effect it will have. You should never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch. For life is always going to be full of people who have less than you, how will you bless others who have nothing to offer you in return is the deeper question.