“Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does.” – William James

Positive Quote: “Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does.” – William James

“Will you or won’t you have it so?’ is the most probing question we are ever asked; we are asked it every hour of the day and about the largest as well as the smallest, the most theoretical as well as the most practical, things. We answer by consents or nonconsents and not by words. What wonder that these dumb responses should seem our deepest organs of communication with the nature of things. What wonder if the effort demanded by them be the measure of our worth as human beings. What wonder if the amount which we accord of it were the one strictly underived and original contribution which we make to the world.” ~ William James, The Principles of Psychology

These quotes remind me of many a movie where someone believes their presence does not matter, that life would be better without them or that they are inconsequential. It also reminds me of people I know, have known, or once was.

We all matter; we all make a ripple in the pond of life. We all impact those around us and sometimes those we have never met before.

I am reminded that each action or non-action I take is making a difference, it makes a ripple. It works to alter my point of view at times, as I do not know what others are going through or feeling and perhaps I am not the cause of their frustration or negativity. I can choose to be positive, smile, and do my best.

What do you think?

Have a terrific Tuesday.



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