Spread Ripples of Kindness

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. – Dalai Lama


Just like the pebbles, what you sent outward, goes out like ripples in the water and magnifies as it travels. Each of us carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse.

Your attitude, your body language, your actions and reactions, your words, your thoughts and your feelings – they all create ripples – affecting the people in your lives, and they would pass it along, and the impact grows and will be either a source of joy and inspiration or anxiety and pain.

The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine. You can use the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of kindness that will wash over the world.

Water Drop

Smiling at a stranger, telling a friend you appreciate them, holding a door open for someone, mentoring someone, making someone laugh, etc., all of these thoughtful gestures can send ripples that spread among your loved ones, into your community, and finally throughout the world.

You have the power to touch the lives of everyone you meet. How you’re going to impact the kind of ripples you send out is up to you.

49 thoughts on “Spread Ripples of Kindness

  1. Reblogged this on Real Mike Jones and commented:
    What can you do today to make someone else’s day a little brighter?

    Be the kind of person who radiates kindness and happiness to those around you – you’ll be surprised how it catches on

  2. Wow! You never know the impact that one small act will have on another person.

  3. Reblogged this on An Inspirational Place and commented:
    This Blogger mirrors my beliefs about the impact we could have on one another, simply by being kind, respectful and loving to one another. Not just to people in your life, but to the homeless man on the corner, or the grumpy grocery girl at your local supermarket, or the person serving your coffee every morning. Smile, remember they all have “stuff” going on in their lives too and try to make them smile in that moment. Put your phone down, make eye contact, say something nice and get on with your day knowing you have had a positive impact on someone today.

    I felt I had to share this post with you. I hope you enjoy.

  4. So true! Thank you <3 Beautiful visual. Mother Teresa has a quote something like, There are no great acts, only small acts done with great love. 🙂
    Much love to you, Debbie

  5. Oh so true – A smile doesn’t cost a penny and yet makes such a massive difference to ourselves and the people around us.. x

  6. Thank you. Only yesterday a read another post on mindfulness and how our anger spreads into the world. I realized that, since the election, I’ve allowed my anger, despite my efforts otherwise, to infect so much of what I do each day. I resolved to go for more walks, breathe deeply, and greet everyone I meet along the way with a smile. Your post comes as a serendipitous affirmation of that resolve.

    And your photos! Especially the one with the heart water droplet. I’m always so impressed with photographers who can capture water like that.

  7. Today I was on the receiving end of something like this. I had just climbed up what looked to me like Mt Everest (in fact it was just a sloping path to the dr’s office). Arriving at the top puffing and panting after several rest stops, I found the surgery door being held open for me by an elderly gentleman with a beautiful smile lighting up his face and telling me to take my time 🙂 So simple, so kind, so grateful.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: