Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Be Careful How You Flap Your Wings

A couple of years ago someone sent me an email labeled “THE DASH” from the Simple Truth’s website.  I clicked on it and it took me on a journey that touched my heart and my soul.  Mac Anderson the originator of Simple Truths has recently sent out another touching video called “The Butterfly Effect”. I am a student of the human condition.  I believe that what we do individually effects us collectively.  Then I received an invitation from Thomas Nelson to review Andy Andres in his new book “The Butterfly Effect”. 

While this is a little book of 58 pages it speaks volumes.  Mr. Andrews takes the theory of Edward Lorenz’

“the Butterfly Effect”, a butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving more molecules of air-eventually capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet, and shows us that we are the butterfly flapping our wings.  He reiterates over and over that YOU DO MATTER.  What you do, say, think and feel affects each and every person. 

Kind of takes your breath away doesn’t?  Just think, you may have touched someone’s life and not even realized it.  Heck you may have not even been anywhere near them.  That bad mood you were in last week when you snapped at the barista resonated throughout the universe and may have even come back full circle to the snide clerk at Costco.  YOU CAUSED THAT.  Or the dollar you gave the man with the "What if You Were Hungry?" sign might be on his way to curing cancer and you just made it possible for him to go back to school and find that cure.  Makes you feel mighty powerful doesn’t it?  Now how are you going to use that power? 

I highly recommend this book.  It is a quick read.  It is a great “gift” book and it is one to keep with you just to remind yourself that what you do matters.

Now then go out there and be good to one another and remember thoughts become things, think good ones.

1 comment:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I loved The Dash--this looks like an interesting read--thanks for the tip.