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By Gail Lynne Goodwin.

Each day, with every action or inaction, whether intentional or not, we change the world around us. With every smile or grouchy comment, we affect others and as they pass it on, we change the world around us.

We’ve all heard the expression that we’re all one, and what we reap we sow, yet sometimes they sound like just expressions and we lose the meaning behind the words. But, when you go a level deeper, it’s so obvious that everything we do affects those around us.

If we’re snippy to the woman at the coffee shop, we affect her day in a negative way. She then passes along our negative energy and grouchy disposition to her next customer, until someone chooses to break the chain.

Fortunately, we also have the power to influence for good. Imagine walking into your local coffee shop with a smile and a kind, giving attitude. Be present and actually communicate with those around you. They will feel validated, cared for and happy and will pass THAT attitude on to those they meet throughout the day.

People WANT to be around those who behave in such a positive way. We feel good being in their presence, and many times, their behavior affects our attitude.


We create ripples by just being alive.

If we could follow the goodness we create with our happy, positive, upbeat attitude, it would be interesting to track the levels. For example, if we’re kind to the woman at the coffee shop, she’s then super sweet to the next customer who walked in having a bad day. Instead of that customer leaving and continuing with their bad day, they now take some love with them to share with their next interaction.  And so it goes, on and on, around the world.

With just one kind interaction, we have the potential of affecting literally thousands of people each day.

When we’re conscious of the impact that we have on one another, we behave differently. If you think about it, knowing that your next interaction will be passed on the thousands of people today, aren’t you inspired to make sure that it’s a positive one?

You hold the power in your hands to change the world. So please, for the sake of all of us, let’s smile, be kind and make sure that we treat each other with love and respect, creating happy ripples throughout the world.

So go forth into your day today and be the stone tossed into the lake, creating happy ripples wherever you go. And, know that it’s appreciate by all of us.

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Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter.

Prior to, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006.

Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love.

Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Hi Gail this sentence is funny I started to laugh ( If we’re snippy to the woman at the coffee shop, we affect her day in a negative way. She then passes along our negative energy and grouchy disposition to her next customer, until someone chooses to break the chain.)
    Wonderful thank you and my blessings.

  2. Dear Sister Ester and Arulampalam,

    You are most welcome! It’s my pleasure to share these thoughts with our family!

    Arulampalam, thank you for your daily comments. We’re so grateful to have you as a part of the community!



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