Focusing on the Positives


A domino is a small, flat piece of wood or other material with a line in the middle and two ends that bear from one to six pips (or dots). The value of each end is the sum of the pips on the adjacent sides. A domino is used in a number of games played by placing them edge to edge across the table and counting their exposed pips or dots. These pieces can be arranged in straight lines, curved lines, grids that form pictures when the dominoes fall or 3D structures such as towers and pyramids.

One of the more popular games involves players placing dominoes in a line and then tipping them over. When one domino tips over, it causes the next domino in line to tip over and so on until all the dominoes have fallen. This is a fun game for children and adults alike and it can be used to create very complex designs.

There are also positional games where a player in turn places a domino on the board positioning it so that its two matching ends touch and form a chain which gradually increases in length. When the exposed ends of all a player’s dominoes total a specified multiple of five, that player is awarded points.

Another interesting aspect of domino is that a player has ongoing choices on whether to continue to pursue knocking over each domino in the chain or to rearrange their own dominoes and start a new journey. This is similar to how we can approach our life’s journey.

We often get caught up in the “have to’s and need to’s” of daily life which can create a lot of stress, especially when the domino effect occurs. For example, one person who doesn’t show up for work can cause everyone else to miss meetings and ultimately, their work output suffers. When these issues are allowed to accumulate they can have a disastrous domino effect on people’s lives.

During these challenging times it’s important to remember that there are many options available to us for moving forward, even in the face of difficult situations. We just need to take some time out and refocus our energy so that we can find a way to re-establish our pathways in life.

This is why focusing on the positives is so important. By doing so, we can build a strong foundation that will help to ensure a smoother and more pleasant ride through life.

This is why we need to keep in mind the power of the domino effect, as well as the importance of being conscious of our thoughts, words and actions as they can have a powerful influence on others and our own life’s journey. Let’s work together to make sure we are always laying down the right pieces of our life’s domino effect! We can do this by staying true to our core values and always listening to our hearts.