Many of us may remember from our childhoods the first time we picked up a stone, and tossed it into a lake. We may recall with our mind’s eye the ripples that formed in the water. Once pristine, the image in the lake wavered and broke. We might have learned then, the power we have to create changes in the world. From the mere tossing of a stone, we saw the image shattered and discovered our influence. Life is like that lake. What we throw out into our universe, is reflected back into our own lives. Like looking into a mirror, when we smile at the Universe, the Universe smiles back. The reverse is also true, when we frown, the image frowns back. Creating the energy of love will create for us a beautiful image. This is the magic of the interconnectedness of life. When we increase the amount of love and kindness that exists in the world, it is in fact ourselves who benefit most from these actions. This week, we are supported in remembering the power we have to affect lasting change in our lives. We remember the ability, and responsibility, we hold to do good for others.