Start a ripple

In a recent post at Joyful Jubilant Learning, I quoted Penelope Trunk who said, If you build a strong network, its effects will ripple.

I like the word ripple and what it implies about influencing your world, family, friends and teams.

There are many ways to create ripples and they spread in untold directions. They effect their immediate surroundings the most, yet can still make impressions on the other side of the pond.

Each individual splash adds ripples, creating new forms and combinations of ripples. Ripples are more frequent and sustainable than their larger counterparts, such as a wave or tsunami.

Ripples make a difference, but a difference that does not turn the world upside down. Ripples rock the boat, but they do not capsize it.

Effects that ripple keep going until thier reach is exhausted, often well out of sight of the original source.

Ripples require action, yet are so natural that they may go unnoticed. Without frequent “splashes” ripples give way to stillness.

Go ahead – start a ripple!

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3 Responses to Start a ripple

  1. Steve Harper says:

    A friend forwarded your BLOG to me and just wanted to say GREAT BLOG! Obviously I resonate with the concept of The Ripple Effect!

    Ripple On!!!!

    Steve Harper

  2. Thanks Steve.

    I see you have taken the ripple concept to a whole new level with your book, The Ripple Effect and blog. They both look like good reading!

  3. lillylainey says:

    Enjoyed your comment on one of my favortie words,”ripple.” It is really just a notch above silence and stillness… just such an effective or affective word! We all make our own ripples in our own ways for sure. Here’s to sharing life–Wave on! 🙂 Elaine

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