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Saturday, August 14, 2010

One Small Step at a Time... Applying the Butterfly Effect for Good.

"It has been said that something as small as a flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world" ~ Chaos Theory

I recently watched the movie the "The Butterfly Effect".  In the movie, the main character travels back in time to different traumatic experiences in his life and changes the outcome of those experiences.  In which he, ultimately, changes the course of his life.

If you look back on your life, we all have experiences which have changed the direction and course of our existence in either a positive or negative manner.  It can be something as simple as a smile from a stranger, but you know that the one simple experience caused a shift in your direction in life.  I encourage you all to take time out to reflect and think back on your life, it's really quite interesting when you start to notice this.

Taking this a step further... couldn't you alter the direction of someone else's life by doing something simple to them?  Several years ago, I met a woman who's son died when he was in high school.  She shared his story with me and he was an amazing human being by just being who he was.  It wasn't until his death that she came to learn how simply incredible he was.  Letters started pouring in from all over the country from people who shared stories with her of meeting her son and their life being changed forever by just meeting and talking to him.  She said he was a very positive, compassionate, and helpful soul.

Couldn't you take this theory and apply it in a positive helpful manner? I encourage everyone (including myself) to smile, listen, and help everyone you meet even if they have wronged you in some way.  You never know what is going on in their life and you may just alter or help the course of their life in a positive direction without ever knowing it.

Wishing you all much love and happiness,
Val