June 12th, 2013 by John Gallagher No Comments

I have butterfly effectbeen wanting to read this book by Andy Andrews for a while.

The Butterfly Effect has a quote on the back that tells it all.  “Every single thing you do matters.  You have been created as one of a kind.  You have been created in order to make a difference.  You have within your power to change the world.”

Is it possible that a butterfly could flap its wings and be capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet?  It does sound preposterous, but it was proven by physicists… But, that is NOT what the book is about.

There are 3 reasons I really liked this book:

1) It was a quick read.  I was able to flip through the book in about 15 minutes on an airplane.

2) I love the history references – The author tells the story of how one human being may have…well… I won’t give it away… But, it was a cool historic reference.

3) I appreciated and was challenged by the notion that I could have the power to change the world – I do believe that i was created for a purpose.  I need to stay aware that my actions at all times can impact individuals for a long time.  I do want to make a difference and realize that sometimes my words and behaviors have an impact when I don’t even know it.  Hopefully, more positive than negative, but definitely lasting.

I would recommend this book.  It does challenge how I think about my power to change the world, and I believe it would for you as well.

So, tell me… Do you feel you have the power to change the world with a single movement or word?  Why or why not?