eRipples: version 2.21 [Monday, May 22, 2000]
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human,
enough hope to make you happy.
-original source unknown
submitted by Alana McComb
THANKS FOR THE CAKE
A little boy is telling his Grandma how EVERYTHING is going wrong.
School, family problems, health problems, etc.
Meanwhile, Grandma is baking a cake.
She asks the child if he would like a
snack, which of course he does.
“Here. Have some cooking oil.”
“Yuck” says the boy
“How about a couple raw eggs?”
“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”
“Grandma, those are all yucky!”
To which Grandma replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves.
But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully
Life works the same way.
Many times we wonder why we have to go through such bad and difficult times.
But when these things are all in the right order, they always work for good!
We just have to trust that they will all make something wonderful!”
-original source unknown [revised for eRipples]
submitted by Janna Nuytens
Thank you for the patience many of you have shown as we explore our new
home on eGroups.com. I know that some of you are worried about the
consequences of hosting eRipples on a large site that could potentially
abuse our account information (emails, etc.). I have done EXTENSIVE
checking and feel confident that they are as protective of our account
information as I am.
Also, I closed the poll about making our profiles available to other
members of eRipples and 157 people voted online which represent almost 5%
of our 3200 subscribers(this does not count the 10 or so people who replied
to their emails with votes. They missed the directions about going to the
poll site!). 56% said “no thanks” so that information will not be opened
up at this time.
Enough business for one issue……lets talk about INGREDIENTS. What
“ingredient” are you for other people in your life? What do your friends,
family, colleagues, associates, and others who encounter you feel like you
add to their daily existence? Might some of them say you were “bitter” or
“bland” or “difficult to mix in with the rest”? Perhaps you need to work
on your sweetness!
I am sure there are plenty of people in your life who would say you are a
great addition to their lives, and here is your challenge for this week:
Can you take those positive attributes and increase the amount you offer to
the people around you in your life?
Have a great tasting week!
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