Parasites, Carcasses and Twitter, oh my!

Remember the old joke?  – “Never trust Matter, it makes up everything.”

The interesting thing is, it’s the SAME Matter that has made up Everything for billions of years! Yet everyday we keep getting “new” people, plants, ideas, animals, inventions, etc…  Mind boggling, no?

The secret is in the Energy behind the matter. That Energy that makes you YOU.  YOU are an important part on that never ending process of Energy. YOU matter.

Your Thoughts, your Words, your Actions, EVERYTHING you do is affecting someone in some way- regardless of whether you See it or Know about it.  Your Energy, Your Matter, continues to be an important part of the world’s process. NEVER DOUBT IT!

  • When the campfire wood is done burning is there not smoke, left on your clothes, that still slightly pleases your senses?  Are there not ashes that provide nutrients?
  • Do you know that some of the greenest places in a meadow, or perhaps where the flowers bloom in a field mark the spot where an animal fell and died during the bitter winter?  Nutrients, and Cover during a heavy winter produced a fertile and protected area for ground cover or seeds to thrive in the next season. New seeds and plants were “inspired” to grow where that animal’s carcass lay during a winter.
  • stump for law of attraction and momentumHave you ever seen a “nursery log”?  That’s where an old log or stump of a tree has provided the fertile growth and platform for a new one to grow from.  When the Older one was growing, did it do so Knowing about the tree it would support years later?
  • How about Twitter or Facebook? Every day people post thousands of inspirational quotes. A quote is just a Verbal continuation, a ripple, of Energy!  Look at any book shelf – ripe with fertile “AHA moments”  and matter continuing to give Life.
  • What about any of numerous parasites? My favorite is the nematomorph hairworm? (don’t worry, no picture of THAT one!) They are ingested by grasshoppers and crickets and when the hairworm has matured, it induces the hopper to jump into water so it can free itself and breed in the water. Do you think the parasite knows that in some river ecosystems the cricket and grasshopper biomass provide a needed 30% of a fish’s needed food source?
  • Does the water vapor taken up into a cloud over the Ocean even know about the flower it helps grow in your yard AFTER it comes back as rain?

Whether you’re a lowly parasite, a vapor from a drop of water, or an old forest tree stump – never doubt that what you do matters to others! You may not hear or see the appreciation or the continuation of your energy, but it is there.




From Inukshuks to Electrons…

I was here.

The ancient Inuit people built a pile of rocks in the loose shape of a person and called it an Inukshuk. The Scots piled rocks, sometimes just a few, and called it a Cairn. Sometimes the marking is on public property and we call it Graffiti. Some have wanted a Headstone.  A metaphysical person might call it a Ripple. Some of us use a Blog or Facebook or Tweet or a Book. Some folks use ALL of these and more.

stacked rocks for momentum

People have always wanted to be acknowledged. We want to leave our mark that shows “We Were Here.”  We may think that we are just a pebble dropped in a pool of water- but we want to see we’ve made a wave. We want to see our ripples counted for something. That someone noticed OUR very existence.

Whether those ripples were cast in stones or electrons, you want to leave your mark showing that you were here. YOU matter! 

When we celebrate your birthday, that’s what we celebrate! It’s not about a year of age, it’s about the countless ways YOU’VE touched the world!

Too often, people forget, that EVERYDAY you are creating these ripplesYou create waves endlessly, and most of them only go un-noticed by YOU.

 Did you know-

  • Your Family, your Friends, your Job- all feel daily ripples that you create.
  • A person you smiled at today that was having a rough day – your smile gave them a needed positive lift that pushed their confidence to a better place!
  • That person who you let cut in front of you in traffic, (who was focused on a personal crisis in their own life) appreciated your kindness. They thank you.
  • That extra little Tip you left for your food server, was the last little amount they needed to buy a gift for someone they love.
  • The cashier who made a mistake, and you recognized it as just that- a simple mistake.  She appreciates you for your understanding.
  • A couple people saw a message or photo on one of your social medias today, and it cheered them up, made them laugh, and remember good times. And even though they didn’t take the time to “Like or Favorite it”, you still touched their day.  Thanks!
  • The stranger that saw you do something well, was inspired to try again. 
  • Your laughter lifted me, it warmed me, and reminded me “Life IS Good.” Thanks!

There are endless ripples YOU create every day, but just don’t see or hear about!

Ever ring a bell?  Where does that sound wave go?  The frequency wave might hit your ears, or others, but then keeps travelling.  Just because your ears can’t hear it anymore doesn’t mean the sound ripple stopped. It didn’t. Energy ripples endlessly. YOU are that energy that keeps on rippling through time and space.

There’s an old Scottish Gaelic blessing that goes: “I’ll put a stone on your cairn.”  Today, whether  its an Electronic “Like” or “Favorite”, a Physical smile or a nod, or just a Positive Vibe like a thought – ADD to someone else’s cairn.

Recognize someone else’s ripples. Let them know they were heard. Let them know they matter.

You do.


(I’d like to dedicate this small thought in honor of Robin Williams. Thank you Robin for the Laughs and the Insight you gave my life. Those ripples continue.)