At the core of embracing how much you matter to yourself, to others, and to the world is the understanding of cause and effect. Maybe we don’t think about this as much as we should, but we are powerful beings. Our words, our actions, our thoughts have impact far beyond our imagination. We will never know how far smiling at a stranger might vibrate. We will never know how much a compliment might truly mean. But what we do know is that we have a choice to make when it comes to everything we think, say, and do. In the spirit of kindness, let’s CREATE A RIPPLE. When we typically think of the ripple effect, we tend to think about the spreading of positivity or something that feels good. Sadly, however, we have also seen plenty of hateful and deadly ripples this year. Political divides, racial injustices, COVID-19, etc. are all tragic examples of ripples gone wrong. Today, more than ever, we need to ripple kindness, love, hope, joy, gratitude, and compassion. So how will you start a ripple or two this week? Will you start it in-person with a friend or family member? Might you do something on social media to get things started? When you stop and reflect on it for a moment, it becomes clear just how easy it is to start something that can literally change the world. Creating a ripple matters.