Making Ripples

Imagine a still lake-smooth as glass. Someone throws a pebble into the water and then someone else does. Soon, the ripples get mixed up together.

What happens when our ripples intersect? We make little waves, that’s what–hopefully for the good.

Kindness and compassion always have a ripple effect.

Jo-The Quiet Roarer, from Quietly Roaring

In the movies, people who go back in time are often worried about making a small change that will impact the future. But they never seem to realize making a small change in the present can do the same thing.

The generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

This isn’t a new idea, of course. Paying it forward has been around for awhile. We just need more of it.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.


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Comments

54 responses to “Making Ripples”

  1. DeborahMarie Avatar
    DeborahMarie

    I agree! It is disheartening to see adults being unkind towards one another. I like the saying on your t-shirt. Sometimes we get one shot with a person so we better get it right!

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, brother. You perfectly summarized what I wanted to convey with this post. Thank you! God Bless.

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  3. CG Thelen Avatar

    I have been working on being in the moment — trying to let go of the past and worry less about the future. As you say, small changes now can impact the future. God has placed us in this moment, this moment in time, for a specific purpose. We must be attentive each day to God’s leading.

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  4. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Oh yes the very biggest and still making waves today!

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Like the crucifixion, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ! THAT was a universe changer!

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  6. pastorpete51 Avatar

    You are so right! Even small changes make a difference. Now just imagine what big changes for good can do.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Right on, Matt. Kindness isn’t something that’s over done these days. We need to spread some more of it around. Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It’s sincere, Jo. There should be another zero after your number of followers. And there will be, in time. Just keep writing what God puts on your heart.

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  9. The Quiet Roarer Avatar

    Thankyou so much David for the encouragement, it means a lot!

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Jo. You shared a great truth that was an inspiration for this post. I think more people need to know about your little blog. You write with the voice of authenticity and your posts are always encouraging. Blessings to you and yours!

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  11. The Quiet Roarer Avatar

    I’m playing catch-up (again)! Thanks for the mention David! 🙂
    What a great thought that the ripples are intersecting to make waves for good!

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  12. jesusluvsall Avatar

    We need more kindness now-kindness to teachers, nurses, everyone

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes it does, brother. You’re welcome!

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  14. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    A little kindness goes a long way. Thanks for this reminder, David.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Deborah! A favorite t-shirt of mine says, “Be kind. You can’t rewind.” True compassion and kindness is best modeled by big people first. So I try to do this with everyone. I appreciate your thoughts!

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  16. DeborahMarie Avatar
    DeborahMarie

    Kindness is a favorite word of mine. Our Lord was kind, gentle and compassionate with others. It hurts my heart when I see students being unkind and hateful towards one another. We’re not only to be kind but to teach kindness. “Be ye kind one to another” is a worthy verse to live by😊

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Beth! I’m intentional about linking back to others bloggers, who inspire me, because it feels like we’re all in this together. I am grateful for your encouragement!

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  18. Crystal Byers Avatar

    Um, I appreciate your humor, David. Something about that word seems very wrong. LOL anyway.

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  19. Beth Alisan Avatar

    David, you do such a good job intersecting your posts with other bloggers, as you did today with Jo’s words, showing the body of Christ working together. The part that struck me the most were your words, “In the movies, people who go back in time are often worried about making a small change that will impact the future. But they never seem to realize making a small change in the present can do the same thing.”

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too, Crystal. Maybe these two words should merge. How about collipples?

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  21. Crystal Byers Avatar

    I love when ripples collide.

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for sharing a great scripture and some wonderful thoughts, BG! I suppose one can be too kind, but I’ve seen more damage from the opposite mindset. Blessings!

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  23. BG Avatar

    “and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    I’ve heard it said kill ‘em with kindness. Rather it’s more like cause life to spring up in others by showing kindness! I have said for many years that kindness has never hurt anyone!

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too, Betty. Me too!

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  25. Betty Avatar

    There’s been many times in my life when a kind word made a big difference.

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  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for sharing some great quotes. I wasn’t familiar with either of them. I love good quotes! I appreciate your stopping by! God Bless.

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Betty. You are a refresher, for sure! I hope you and Dan have a great weekend.

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  28. God Still Speaks Avatar

    What a great thought, I don’t need a time machine to go backwards. I can move forward today making a small ripple to change the future for the better. Mahatma Gandhi — ‘The future depends on what you do today.’ And this one too! “Your beliefs affect your choices. Your choices shape your actions. Your actions determine your results. The future you create depends upon the choices you make and the actions you take today.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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  29. francisashis Avatar

    Yes,there is enough hope in the Lord.Amen.Praise the Lord big bro.🙏🌷

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother! I hope the wedding weekend has gone well. Blessings!

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  31. Betty Avatar

    I love the words “he who refreshes others.” Just the thought of that is a good seed to plant. We never know what burdens others are carrying and how much a kind word can mean to someone. Thanks for an encouraging and uplifting post, David! Have a great Saturday!

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  32. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Amen David! Great Post brother which will cause a few ripples for our Lord I am sure. God bless you this weekend.

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  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome! There’s almost always hope, but we may have to look for it. Blessings, brother!

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  34. francisashis Avatar

    “The generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed”.Thank you very much for sharing a message of hope when everyone is feeling hopeless.God bless.Take care.🙏🌷

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  35. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Joseph, thank you for sharing what a positive ripple effect looks like. Like you said, we may not always see the results, but we should do good anyway. Blessings!

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  36. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Right back at you!!! You are an inspiration for kindness and compassion. Have a great weekend!

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  37. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, G.W. Blessings to you as well!

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  38. G.W. Avatar

    Right to the heart of the matter, David. May we throw many of God’s pebbles into the world pond.
    Blessing’s brother!

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  39. ropheka Avatar

    I used to give food to beggars in Guangzhou China. After a while it caught on and many others began to follow my example. In three months it was being done all over the city. Some came together a bought a place for them to sleep safely at night.
    Yes, your good deeds will produce an abundant harvest. You may not see it until you reach Heaven Gate and hear Jesus say:” Well done good and faithful servant.”

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  40. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re right. The ripple effects of kindness and compassion often take us by surprise. Yet their presence is almost always welcome. Thank you for reading, commenting, and being a positive pebble thrower yourself. 😍

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  41. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    “Kindness and compassion always have a ripple effect.” I really agree with this. We all need kindness and compassion, whether we’re aware of it or not. And often we’re so used to not getting it, that the smallest gesture or just a gentle look completely stops us in our tracks, and completely turns our day around.

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  42. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Your faith and trust in God’s providence are inspiring, Andy. May God bless your new Berry Bunch home. Thank you for sharing!

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  43. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Yes. We moved up last Friday, and had finished packing all the boxes by the middle of this past week.

    We’re now fully ‘in’ and can start exploring the new area, and making this a proper BerryBunch home.

    Our recording studio is set up, and we’re looking forward to creating some new material in a week or two (need to update the host company we use for our website first as that comes up for renewal in a couple of weeks)

    Oldest son is out running again on new routes, and my wife – Jo – starts her new job on Monday.

    We have no clue where God wants us settle in a church fellowship and, to be honest, it’s very slim pickings near us, with many churches only opening on a rota basis….so there’s that to work through with God…

    But, we know we’re supposed to be in this exact home, which gives us a supernatural confidence with everything else that we can’t yet fully see!!

    Andy B

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  44. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes it does, Andy! And your family ministry makes lots of godly ripples. I trust your move went well?

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  45. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Love! This post (my typo works on two levels though)

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  46. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Live this post!!

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  47. davidsdailydose Avatar

    How true, Barb! We should do the right thing—the godly thing—because it’s the RIGHT thing to do. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!

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  48. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Kindness is NEVER wasted, even if we don’t see any results!

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  49. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen. I believe it was Mother Teresa who said, “A good deed, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Thank you, Manu! God Bless.

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  50. Manu Avatar

    To be a ripple maker for good representing Christ – I so agree David. May we always remember that.

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  51. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes! We are Christ’s ambassadors. Thank you, Bridget. This is the highest motivation to be holy ripple makers. God Bless!

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  52. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I agree! We do need more kindness in our world. May we remember that we represent Jesus, and hopefully this will help us to spread His light in this dark world.

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