The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews

"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 you the power to change the world." - Andy Andrews

Has there been a time when you thought about the meaning of your life, or an instance when you think whether or not a little act you're about to take would matter to anyone at all? I have. The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews reminded me of those times. In the Author's Note, Andrews told about his own crossroads and how he managed to find a better, if not the best, perspective in life.

The main story started with a descriptive but concise retelling of the battle at Gettysburg. A thirty-four year old school teacher commanding a small and under-armed troop claimed victory against a battalion of rebel reinforcements. Andrews recounted how the decision and determination of the school teacher has led to a unified America against a world war. Andrews then continued to use other facts as proof to how anyone's action, even that of a farmer's wife, can cause a dramatic and magnifying effect in the course of time.

The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews is a coffee table book you can gift to family and friends, both young and young at heart. As an Asian, I was scratching my head on the onset because it  is  based on American history. But then, the idea conveyed in this book has no borders. It left me inspired and on a contemplative mood. More so, I think it's also a good book for older children. It's short and good enough as an interactive read-aloud, and also a little history book in disguise.

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