What is The Butterfly Flutter Project?

A smiley face that my daughter, Lydia, drew for me

A smiley face that my daughter, Lydia, drew for me

Life is busy these days and sometimes we forget to have an intentional impact on our fellow humans for the better. Yet, very tiny actions and subtle variations in approach can produce a positive impact on others, whether directly or in a nonlinear fashion. This concept is commonly known as, “The Butterfly Effect.” For a more scholarly breakdown on the Butterfly Effect, please visit this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect

I believe that you and I possess the ability to have a huge impact on our world via the consistent utilization of small, positive behaviors in daily life. We can create positive ripples in the sea of humanity that will travel far beyond what we will ever see.

The Butterfly Flutter Project aims to encourage humans to impact other humans for the better, via tiny acts of kindness that can have huge impacts. The Butterfly Flutter Project is simple…

Every day:

1. Smile and greet at least one stranger- perhaps even engage in kind conversation if you have time

2. Tell someone you love that you love them

3. Share something positive on your social media

That is pretty much it!

Why call it a “project” rather than a “challenge”? The definition of the word “challenge” is- “a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel.” Challenges are inherently adversarial. On the other hand, the first definition of the word “project” is- “an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim.” The Butterfly Flutter concept is an informal, cooperative project between willing and like-minded humans to have a positive impact on our fellow humans. It is not a contest or point of contention in any way. It is not affiliated with any religious ideology and is secular in nature. I hope you join in and share your stories in the comments! -Luke

For my primary blog and writing, check out this link 🙂 http://lukeaustindaugherty.wordpress.com/

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”- Socrates

 

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