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version 3.06: Ripples of TRUST!
Monday, February 5, 2001
Trust your crazy ideas.
Dan Zadra, submitted by Bethany Kopp
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile,
nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that
comes when you discover that
someone else believes in you and
is willing to trust you with friendship.
– adapted from Ralph Waldo Emerson, submitted by Mary K. Gurney
Yesterday I shared a plane ride with a fabulous woman from Fargo,
North Dakota. At first we were simply exchanging the usual small
talk: I had just spent the weekend visiting friends in Minneapolis
and was returning home, she was on her way to a one-day training in
Madison. By the time the plane took off, however, we were deeply
involved (and deeply excited) about how to make the world a nicer
place. I told her about Ripples, and we brainstormed groups of
people who needed a little lift in their lives and who might be able
to help create more ripples of good stuff. At 4:30 we met as
complete strangers, and at 6:00 we were hugging each other as old
friends. Crazy, I know. We couldn’t possibly be “old friends” after
just 90 minutes. Yet something inside tells me our paths were meant
to cross and I’m sure we’ll meet again. That something inside is
called TRUST, and I dare you to trust your insides this week about
following through on a hunch…there is something in it for you, I’m
sure of it!