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Day 111: The Ripple Effect | by Steven Dempsey
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Day 111: The Ripple Effect

Have you ever noticed how a single act of kindness can influence a whole chain of events and can touch countless people?


I used to work in Starbucks as a barista and saw this happen quite frequently. On a busy morning, people are typically preoccupied by work matters or other pressing things. Occasionally a person would buy their drink and also pay for the next person's order. This gesture would mostly be met with smiles all the way down the line. Others did the same and they, in turn, paid it forward...


Sometimes the smallest action on our part can have the biggest impact on others. Whether that will be a negative or positive impact is completely up to us.



1. iPhone 4s

2. Morning sunlight

3. Hipstamatic app


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Taken on April 20, 2012