eRipples v2.12: Ripples of YES!

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version 2.12 [Monday, March 20, 2000]
©2000 The Ripples Project

PEBBLE

You have to live your life so the pain is worth it.
-original source: Kimberly Madeira

BOULDER

Sometimes you meet yourself on the road
before you have a chance to
learn the appropriate greeting.
Faced with your own possibilities,
the hard part is knowing a speech is not required.
All you have to say is YES.
-original source: Pearl Cleage “What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day”

SMALL WAVES

Another True Story by an eRipples Subscriber

I recently discovered the true value of living while my fraternity brothers
and I were helping out at a neighborhood home for mentally and emotionally
handicapped kids.  After a day of playing with the kids was wrapping up, one of the older kids
began to cry. I asked him what was wrong. He responded, “because you’re
leaving.”  It was at that moment that I realized in only a few hours I had made a huge
impact on some one’s life. Since that day, I have found it much easier to
smile.

PONDER

I am so happy that this world is filled with people who believe in the
power of creating ripples. This weekly splash of inspiration is becoming a
testament to the power of individual impact. Our planet of 6 billion
individuals has an urgent need for us to understand that EACH ONE OF US
COUNTS!

Happy Spring!

p.s. Have you come across a cool quote or poem that has NOT been bouncing
around the internet? Let us have a look, and maybe we’ll use it in an
upcoming issue of eRipples!

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