RipplesPosted: May 14, 2012
I woke up this morning after what seemed like a moment of sleep and was dizzy from all that transpired this weekend. I hit the snooze button, but was still tired the next time around. Yet, here I am. Another Monday at work has ended and the day has escaped a little too quickly for my liking.
Sunday was a very weird day for me. I got a bit emotional and felt the need to do some serious self-reflection.
It started yesterday morning at church. The sermon was on motherhood, but it also discussed how anyone can be a better example, a light in the dark, if you will. It was titled, “Leaving a Legacy.”
My pastors talked about examples from their own lives and discussed words that came to mind when someone thought of their mother, but one phrase really struck a chord with me.
“A sincere faith causes a ripple effect.”
Regardless of your religion, or lack thereof, this is heavy. Everything you do has an effect on someone, even if you don’t realize it.
This got me thinking. What kind of impact am I making? What kind of people do I affect on a daily basis without even realizing it? What sort of ripples am I sending?
I know that I cannot personally change the world. But I can work hard every day to be a better person. And to help people, whether it be a smile to a stranger, a word of encouragement or helping someone with a project…the possibilities are endless. And if I’m not the only one doing this?
Imagine the impact.
I just… I want to show people that there is still good in the world. Even if I don’t realize it at the time.
So…I’ll write it one more time. As a reminder.
A sincere faith causes a ripple effect.