Every Monday since 1999, Paul has been sending out Ripples, an email containing two upbeat quotes submitted by readers (Pebble, Boulder) and something to think about for the week (Ponder). Enjoy recent issues below, and farther down you can use the keyword cloud or search bar to dive into our archive of over 1,100 issues. Have a quote that might make a good Pebble or Boulder? Submit it here!

Ripples #1289: Puzzling Pieces

I thought I had failed. In fact, though, I just hadn’t succeeded…yet.
~John Green, shared by Erica in Japan


I have recently taken up jigsaw puzzles as a hobby, and I’ve already learned something important: often, you can push a bit harder on a given piece and it will “fit”.…
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Ripples #1288: Quiet Miracles

May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
~John O’Donahue, shared by Jean in Maple Grove, MN


Every moment there are a million miracles happening around you:
a flower blossoming, a bird tweeting,
a bee humming, a raindrop falling,
a snowflake wafting along
the clear evening air.…
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