rip·ple1 : To form or display little undulations or waves on the surface, as disturbed water does.
Like it or not what we say or do in our lives affect others. Like ripples in the water, a single drop sends waves in the ocean of life. Simple gestures and words could make or break relationships, marriages, friendships and families.
Sometimes your smile could brighten someone's day. A frown could be breaking someone's heart without you even knowing it. A simple "hello" could be speaking volumes to that person who is very shy. And a small pat in the back could be a start of a lasting friendship.
I remembered a story someone sent me in the mail. It was about a boy who was about to commit suicide that day after school. He took home all his books from the locker so that his mom won't have to clean it afterwards. As he was walking home from school, all his things in tow, he suddenly tripped and everything went flying in the air. Another boy came over to help him pick up his books. It became a daily habit. Every day this boy would bring all his books home and this new boy he met would help him carry all his things. They became the best of friends.
On graduation day, the boy who was always carrying his books home was graduating top of his class. He was given the honor of addressing the batch for a speech. Everyone was suprised to hear what he had to say. "Today, I want to thank a friend. This friend saved my life. That day I was supposed to end my life, but this boy came along and became my friend. I was suddenly given a chance to see life differently. The world is not such a bad place after all. So to you my friend I owe my life and my sucess."
You can just imagine how his friend felt at that very moment. He never thought that his friendship meant so much to him. He never knew how much helping him pick up his books that day meant to that other boy. Now he knows that you don't have to be a doctor to save someone's life. You don't have to be a great man with astonishing accomplishments to become a best friend. Sometimes, you only have to be you. And that's all that matters.
Reflections on life
Our life cannot always be full of happiness but it can always be full of love!
He who is blind to the view of our souls, will not enjoy and see life as it is.
The more you plan, the less likely you will experience chance, therefore live life to the fullest.
A true friend is one who holds your hand and thus touches your heart.
When we get married, we won’t know what lies ahead
Until we hit the waves of life at sea.
Life is reality without an eraser!
Nothing in the future, will correct those moments that you have missed in the past.
Don’t waste time with someone who won’t support you in time of need.
Always look at the bright side of life. If there is no bright side, wait until the future turns to light.
Don’t cry over what has happened in the past, but be happy that you could enjoy the moment.
Always remember the words from a true friend:
“I’ll be there for you”
Work, as if you don’t need money.
Love, as if nobody has hurt you.
Dance, as if nobody was watching you.
Sing, as if nobody was listening.
Live, as if this was paradise on earth.
Don’t despair, the nicest things will happen to you when you least expects them...
“Everything that happens - happens for a reason!”
“There's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”