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The Ripple Effect

I alone cannot change the world.

But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa

 

Throw a stone into a pool of water.

Then watch the ripples begin…

Circle after circle, the swirls move out, spreading, travelling out in an ever expanding ring, wider, farther…

Then they TOUCH something before they slowly vanish.

 

The little agents that cause the ripple are the ones that carry the Magic of “Touch”

A word of comfort…

A caring deed…

An advice at the right moment…

An act of kindness in times of need…

A helping hand to ease the burden…

A smile to cheer the lonely…

An understanding¬† heart to warm the lowly…

 

These are some of the pebbles that make the positive ripples that can “make a change” that Mother Teresa dreamed of and practiced; a sound example for all to follow. To realize this and to act is the need of the hour.

We carry within us this capacity; the capacity to make a difference in small ways, for better or for worse. The “Negative Pebbles” can cause the same kind of ripples as the positives…

 

In James W. Foley’s words,

Drop an unkind word or careless; in a minute you forget,

But there’s little waves a-flowing and there’s ripples circling yet.

And perhaps in some sad heart, a mighty wave of tears you’ve stirred,

And disturbed a happy life; ere you dropped that unkind word!

 

So the word of caution here is to be a “positive pebble”.

Keep your thoughts pure, your words kind, your deeds caring and let your intensions be always good.

Be a ‘drop’ to make a joyous ripple.

 

Sr. Minette

Vice Principal