Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Living the Butterfly Effect

The gift book “The Butterfly Effect” is just that .. a gift book. It is beautifully and artistically put together – the kind of book that is visually appealing.

The word content left me somewhat disappointed. It left me wishing the author had fleshed out his good ideas into a fuller text where the thoughts and stories were more developed. Perhaps that was not the intent of the book.

The Butterfly Effect is based on Edward Lorenz’s hypothesis that if a butterfly flaps his wings, setting molecules of air in motion, it would eventually result in a hurricane on the other side of the earth.
Andrews takes this idea and applies it to the idea that each of our actions have that kind of effect. None of us can say that we are not important or that our life does not matter. We affect others by our words and actions in ways we cannot see.

In the book, the author uses real life stories to demonstrate how a seemingly isolated or simple act/decision of one person changed the course of history.

Not one of us is created without purpose, not one of us is expendable in the eyes of God and we have within us the potential to make a difference in the world in which we live.

This book, like all of Andy Andrews books, is thought provoking in its unique presentation.

4 comments:

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Hey Julie, did you know that right now for the second time in recorded history that there are TWO catagory four hurricanes in the Atlantic? http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/37236/hurricane-igor-julia-made-hist.asp

Somebody find the butterfly and make it stop NOW!

betty r said...

None of us is created without purpose..how very true.
The butterfly effect..interesting!

Lovella ♥ said...

I so love your thoughts on how we are all created with a purpose.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful. Thank you.

Sonya