2.02.2011

Ever thought about....


Have you ever thought about the ripple effect you could cause with your life had you made one single decision differently. Have you ever thought about the lives you have touched by a certain gesture you made or by a certain random act of kindness.

I wonder if others think about how they may have touched my life. But does anyone ever think about if they did just one thing differently, how it could cause a ripple effect in their life or possibly in others. I tend to ponder about certain things lately and all the "what if's." How can one not think about the "what if's" in their life.

Certain times in your life you can't help but wonder...I will leave you with a poem that I felt was so appropriate for this post.

The Ripple Effect

Life sometimes seems
So short
That it existed
Only in our dreams
But just like the stone
Thrown upon the pond
The ripples and influence
Reach far beyond
One life can touch those
Whom she or he never knew
In special ways
Which bring hope and renew
Our belief that life
Always has meaning
Whether short or long
It's all in believing

-
Sharon Jordan

5 comments:

Patty Sumner said...

I do not think we will never know exactly how our lives have impacted others lives until we get to heaven. I pray that I have touched the lives of the people around me in a positive way. Blogs....also, can affect others. I appreciate yours. Blessings!

Theanne... said...

Every stone we throw into the pond causes a ripple...every thing we do or say causes a ripple...stopping occasionally to think about the ripples we cause...is a good thing. Some days it's nice to just stand in the pond calmly and let the water around us be calm too!

Lovely picture and poem...

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

This is a nice post.. You have me really thinking..hmmmmm :)
I loved the poem.

~Diane

Roberta said...

Good thought to contemplate. Easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and not take that extra step to do something kind for someone. You're prodding me, Tonya, which is a good thing. ~Roberta

Tracy said...

I very rarely think about the ripple effect. I try to be a good person and hopefully I leave other feeling better about themselves.
I am happy with my choices in life, I wouldn't change a thing, even the not so good choices as they have made me the person I am today.
And I have no complaints about who I am.....well except for the 15 lbs I could lose, teehee.