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Ripple Effect

Everyone in life needs help from time to time. Many people are afraid to ask for help. Some are too proud. Others have had experiences resulting in them placing a negative meaning on asking for help. Because everything in life has a polar opposite, just as many people do small acts of kindness for others and never realise the true power of their act. Think of the smile you gave or received from a stranger, the dollar you gave a homeless person, the chat with your elderly neighbour, or the hug you gave a friend.

It has been proven scientifically that, due to the holographic nature of our universe, it only takes the square root of one percent of any given population to create change in the world. (The Maharishi Effect illustrated this with thoughts.) Like a ripple, it emanates out into the world. If you ever question whether you have the time or energy to do something for someone else, remember the ripple effect and how one small act can make a difference in the world. Here is a well known story (author unknown) to remind you of this:-

‘While walking along a beach, an elderly women saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.

As she got closer, she noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish, one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

As she came closer still she called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

The elderly woman smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they will die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

You too can make a difference in the world with every small act of kindness you do or show to  someone else. It will ripple out into the world and perhaps help it become a healthier, happier place for everyone!


Mandy Napier BSc Mindset Alchemist, Performance Coach and Speaker, Mandy Napier will help you live a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.

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