We have to remember that our good actions will give rise to more good actions and this will cause a ripple effect. Just like when we do something bad, then the bad will have a ripple effect.
Let us look at this and try to apply it to our own lives:
Think about a recent event when you decided not to forgive someone for something that they did you.
Now think about what happened when you made that decision. What was the person’s reaction to you? What did the person do after that?
Then consider what your reaction was to the person’s reaction.
Were there any other people that got involved after that? For instance you may have told someone about the situation and the other person also may have told someone.
If there were other people involved, what were their reactions?
What did these additional people do then?
What happened after that?
Did they perhaps tell someone else?
CAN YOU SEE THE NEGATIVE RIPPLE EFFECT THAT OCCURED.
NOW IMAGINE THAT YOUR REACTION WAS POSITIVE AND YOU FORGAVE THAT PERSON...
WHAT TYPE OF EFFECT WOULD THERE BE THEN. WHAT WOULD SHE/ HE BE THINKING AND SAYING ABOUT YOU? IF OTHER PEOPLE CAME TO HEAR ABOUT THIS DO YOU THINK THEY MAY BE ENCOURAGED TO FORGIVE AS WELL?
Let us try to spread positivity through our actions and with our words, for indeed what we give out will come back to us at some point in time.
INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR CHANGE TO OCCUR, PERHAPS WE SHOULD BE THE ONE'S TO MAKE THE CHANGE!
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