I think most of the time we believe we live in isolation. We don't realize the effect we have on others.

The quick words said in passing that can completely ruin someone else's day.
The tears shed over another's pain.
The hope lost over someone else's actions.
The faith cost by discontinuity between word and deed.

But just as this works in the negative, it also works in the positive.

The faith brought by someone living out what they truly believe.
The hope restored over someone else's actions.
The joy brought by another's blessings.
The kind words that subtly influence what a person believes about themselves.

We all make ripples.  Make yours the good ones.

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