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The Ripple Effect

I’m a strong believer that one small act can change the world! If you’ve been following me you’ve probably heard me saying, “one person can make a difference. It’s like throwing a pebble in a pond. You throw a pebble in a bond and the ripples that come from that expand long and wide.”

Here’s how it works; you never know what someone is going through. When you do one kind act for someone like providing exceptional customer service, giving someone words of encouragement, or using your gifts/skills to help someone, you could literally be saving their life. The special thing about majority of these acts of kindness is that they don’t cost money in comparison to the impact, the time spent is well worth it. The person on the receiving end may even pay it forward and do the same for someone else thus moving the ripple further along.

In showing how impactful the “ripple effect” can be, this story is about the doctor who completed my surgery, after my injury, and saved my life. Earlier this week I was invited to attend an event where my doctor, Thomas Scalea physician in chief at Shock Trauma, was the keynote speaker. While listening to his speech on how, Shock Trauma has a 96% survival rate, 25% of them victims of a shooting and majority of them