Did you ever stop and think that whatever you do affects the universe in some way, it is called the ripple effect. What I may do may have an impact on what someone else does and so on and so on to infinity. It is weird to think that one little action could play such a role.
We are currently watching “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix. I know we are a little late in the game to be watching this .. but it is about a teenager who commits suicide and the actions of others and how it relates to and affects all. It has really made me stop and think about life and death. I would be lying if I said I never had thoughts, especially during active addiction, of just leaving this earth …. suicide. When you are in that state of craziness, I don’t think you realize the effect of that action on the world around you. I know of many in my 12 step program who have thought about or even tried to kill themselves. So as I wrote in my last post, I wonder sometimes what is the point, death is inevitable and life does go on. But there is a point, there are many points! This world needs each and every one us for one reason or another no matter how long we are here.
For me today, I am grateful for life. I am glad I didn’t give in to those moments of despair. I am glad the drugs and alcohol did not kill me and that I have a chance to always choose and hopefully I choose the right action. My higher power, who I choose to call God, has a plan for me on this earth.
The ripple effect happens no matter what you choose. One must remember that it is not all about one person, but how that person interacts (whether it be good or bad) and how it effects the people in their life and the world around them.
Just don’t forget about the Ripple Effect!