"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of
others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and
daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest
walls of oppression and resistance." — Robert F. Kennedy
A tiny drop in the ocean, a small ripple outward – sometimes our work feels small and insignificant in the face of what we want to accomplish or the challenges surrounding an issue.
But as this quote reminds us, a small ripple can gain momentum and build a current that is insurmountable.
Water is a powerful metaphor of how small persistent efforts can ultimately create big changes – I think of the beautiful arches of the desert southwest, and how erosion by water created these magnificent natural formations.
Whether through ripples or erosion, your drop of water is making a difference.
What ripples – or waves – are you sending out today?
How are your day-to-day actions creating bigger currents?