Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Book Review: "The Butterfly Effect" by Andy Andrews
Presented as a pretty little coffee table book, "The Butterfly Effect" is well-written and easy to read (it takes about fifteen minutes), but it packs quite a powerful punch in its message. It shows us that those small acts of kindness we think won't really matter, those courageous actions we don't take because of our fears, can and do make an impact on the lives of those around us. Our creation, our very existence, is never for naught. We are each put on this earth for a unique purpose, no matter how large or small we perceive that purpose to be. A simple smile and a kind word each day can go a long way in the life of someone who needs it. Overcoming our fear of the consequences of doing the right thing when the right thing is unpopular can have a far-reaching influence. I can be just as cynical as the next person over the "feel good" messages in books like this...but this one definitely hit a nerve with me (in a good way). I would fully recommend this brief read to anyone in the hope that they would overcome that feeling of "Psh...it doesn't really matter anyway, so who cares?" It does matter, and we should all live our lives secure in that knowledge.
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