What is The Ripple Effect? Every thought and every action have a reaction that is spelled out in the universe. On the Ripple Effect show, Melissa features everyday people that are changing the lives of other people. Just as a single drop of water sends out ripples out into a pond the actions of every individual are felt in the universe. What ripples are your sending? Manny Lopez has opened the door to embracing a mindset based in service to others for millions of people through his service minded business ventures, publications, and speaking events which he uses to raise awareness and monies for charitable organizations.