The Ripple Effect

We think of the ripple effect when we drop a pebble into a pond and watch the ripples begin to spread. The flow seems to continue moving outward forever.

Perhaps you’ve seen how this works in the real world. When you smile at someone, have you noticed how they will usually smile back? Another example could be when you do something kind for someone, which leads them to do something kind for someone else.

We never know the impact we have on the people around us, by simply doing random acts of kindness.

Just imagine, if you are the origin of this ripple, is it possible that it will find its way back to you? Would you rather be the recipient of positive or negative actions? I know that seems like a silly question, but when you consider how you or others act sometimes, then it makes more sense.

Although everyone has bad days, when we find ourselves feeling down or when everything seems to be going wrong, simply pause, take a breath, and reflect. Ask yourself what you can learn from this situation or what you can do differently.

Some believe that we get what we focus on, whether we want it or not. Are your thoughts attracting certain situations to you? Is it possible you need to shift your mindset? Or maybe it’s just your lucky day and you need to curl up with a good book or watch a movie and give yourself a break.

Remember, what goes around comes around. You will get back to you what you put out into the world. Create the life you desire by treating others the way you want to be treated.

All my best,

Paulie Skaja
your mindset muse 🙂

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