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“No one has less to live for than one who lives for himself alone.” ~ Eartha Kitt
My mother loved to show me how to skip stones on the pond at our house, and would use those times to talk about the way the small flat ones, or the not so flat ones, I would pick up and toss, would disrupt the stillness of the water, rippling out from their point of impact, eventually reaching the shoreline. “All the stones”, she would say, “make an impression on the shore. The bigger the stone, the bigger the impact. But even the tiniest rock will make a ripple that will have some type of affectation over time.”
I learned early on that my behavior had a similar impact on those I came in contact with. And, a small amount of kindness, could be as impactful as a boulder landing in a still pond.
We don’t have to ‘love’ everyone. We don’t even have to ‘like’ everyone (although it would be great if we could). Just Be Kind.
It really doesn’t take much effort. A smile. A wave. A helping hand. A kind deed.
Remember that the ripple effect you put out there will eventually come back around. So, make sure your ripple effect is kind.
Remember ~ Treasure ~ Love… Kitt
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