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The Ripple Effect


Friday, May 03, 2013



rip′ple effect`
n.
a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event.

Have you noticed how one single act,in & of itself, causes another. Making positive choices not only effects our own lives ,but ripples outward-touching the people around us.How cool is that! I love this poem by James W. Foley




Drop a pebble in the water:
just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center,
flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling
where the end is going to be.
Drop a pebble in the water:
in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing,
and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing
to a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river
just by dropping in a stone.
Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute it is gone;

But there's half-a-hundred ripples
circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading
from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them,
once you've started them to flow.
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 life was happy
ere you dropped that unkind word.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort
on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume
of the one kind word you gave.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
in a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling,
and there's joy circling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort
whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water
just by dropping one kind word.
~By James W. Foley~















Thanks for stopping by and remember to "Ripple On".



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MINDY502 5/6/2013 12:05PM

    Thanks for sharing love your blogs!!

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GABIBEAR 5/6/2013 12:02AM

    Thanks Sami!

Love the idea of rippling on.....I'm in!

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1FARMER 5/4/2013 8:53PM

    What a wonderful blog. You have a way of touching all of us.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/4/2013 8:52PM

    I loved the poem and the idea. It is something for me to practice tomorrow!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/4/2013 1:40AM

    Those are such wonderful poems Sami! Thank you for sharing them. They give you something to think about.

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JUMPINJULIE 5/3/2013 11:28PM

    Love your blogs.

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    Nice!

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PHOENIX1949 5/3/2013 5:32PM

    I love this blog. In my genealogy exchanges with scads of distant relatives I often use the subject 'Ripple Effect' when sharing feedback I've gotten because of information they have shared with me.

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JANEMARIE77 5/3/2013 4:58PM

    beautiful my friend thank you

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1CRAZYDOG 5/3/2013 4:22PM

    Casting that stone to create the ripple! HUGS and thanks for this. Needed it today!

HUGS and have a sparktacular weekend.

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    My drop in the water was going to a zumba class. emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/3/2013 9:02AM

    What a great blog! HUGS and thanks for sharing!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/3/2013 8:46AM

    Your ripple has reached me.
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EMILY0724 5/3/2013 8:22AM

    Thanks for posting this. I truly believe in the ripple effect. It's like paying it forward.

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MJRVIC2000 5/3/2013 8:20AM

    Jesus said, "Whatsoever we sow, we shall reap". This is a true reminder. and what goes around, comes around. God Bless You! Vic.

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