Posted on July 21, 2006 by

Actions and Reactions

If I remember physics correctly, for every action there is an equal reaction. This of course is Newton’s third law of motion. You might be asking why I bring this up? Motion is anything that moves i.e. a ball in theory could roll forever if there was no fiction but there is. Just like the butterfly effect (chaos theory) that by flap of a butterfly’s wing there can be a tsunami. We move.

There is also another theory that anyone can be related anyone else by six people. I know, I know I not making any sense. For the most part you’re right but lately I have been thinking of this and another things.

Having a conversation during sunday school (I teach high school students) I told them that our lives aren’t really ours and those so say its my life don’t realize that their action don’t only affect them but people around them. Then I started to think about all the things and interaction I have had with tons of people. What impression have a I made in their lives? What impressions have other made in mine?

Who we are, are the experience we have gone through. Some have gone through tough things, like death of a parent, divorce, parental non-approval on anything and I could go on and on. But those things have made us who we are and the things we do to others in some way mold them to someone they will be.

I have to say that if I hadn’t gone through a lot of the crazy stuff I would not be half the person I am. I’m grateful for things that happen, you have to be up to the challenge we call life.

So why have I been talking about life changing choices and decisions. I don’t really know. I’ve just been asking myself, what if I had never… ? or what if I had ….? Then I hit me, I am who I am because of things like this. These thing don’t just happen, they are there to mold us into someone, polish us to be a person with character and stamina.

I leave you with a thought. Just imagine you impact two peoples’ life and they impact two other people, so forth and so on. Your impact in them has change thousand of people. Now what are you going to do with your friends? family? relatives? or even strangers?