Making Waves

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I’ll do it.” I found myself with empty hands as my son took over, concern for my dodgy back making him move the heavy sack of soil. There will be many things he cannot help with as we begin to edge the pond with flowers, but this he could manage and, knowing that I would struggle, took matters into his own hands. It was a small thing, but it shows an awareness of the problems faced by others and a willingness to do something about it.

Just as the pebble that is tossed into a pool will create a wide circle of ripples, so do tiny acts of kindness and consideration add up, producing a cumulative effect far greater than the sum of its parts.

It is the small gestures that make a difference, just as it is from seemingly insignificant events or simplest of phrases from which understanding may be born. It doesn’t matter where you hear them, or read them… the right words may spark a train of thought that will unfold like a forest from scattered seed. It may take no more than a moment, or it may take a lifetime…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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16 Responses to Making Waves

  1. dgkaye says:

    This is beautiful Sue. Goes back to ‘it takes a village’. I’ve just returned and been in quarantine. Pretty sure I’ve got ‘it’. 😦 And sorry WP won’t let me ‘like’, but I love. ❤


  2. noelleg44 says:

    A very useful message at this time, Sue. Doing little things – even just an email or a card – to let your friends and neighbors know you are thinking of them can be a huge boost. I’, sorry to hear Debby hasn’t been well and I hope the recovery fairies – or good medicine – fixes her up soon!


  3. macjam47 says:

    Beautiful, Sue. Staying in touch with others is really important for all of us, especially now with all the lockdowns and threat of this virus. Stay safe!


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