Just Us Four
I thought that this article about the 300 millionth American being born on Tuesday (at 7:46 am EST, no less) was interesting. That's a whole heck of a lot of people, and we're just a tiny family of four.
It's interesting though, when you start to think about what kind of influence one family can have on the world. Think about how many people you interact with every day. You begin to wonder what kind of effect a friendly greeting or just a smile might have on one single person. It brings to mind movies like "Pay It Forward" and the new TV show "Six Degrees".
How are you going to affect the world today?
Interesting side note: If you weren't aware, there's a game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon - basically that any actor (possibly any person) can be linked to Kevin Bacon through a chain of six people. I'm pleased to announce that I have a Kevin Bacon number of 2. I was in "The Sandlot" with Karen Allen (the Mom), who was in "Animal House" with, you guessed it, Kevin Bacon. You can find your Kevin Bacon number at The Oracle of Bacon.