eRipples: a free weekly splash of inspiration
version 3.05 [Monday, January 29, 2001]
You see things and you say, “Why?”
But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
-George Bernard Shaw, submitted by Mary K. Gurney
Great ideas come through the world as gently as doors.
Perhaps then, if we listen attentively,
we shall hear amid the uproar of empires and nations
a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope.
I had an incredible experience in Milwaukee this weekend when a group
of phenomenal individuals agreed to give up a few days of their
already full lives to help me brainstorm the future of Ripples. They
started as a collection of past clients, former co-workers,
classmates, and friends. They quickly transformed into a powerful
team of dreamers who imagined a world where people spent just a
little more time being nice to themselves and to others. Some of the
ideas we brainstormed will be extremely challenging to implement, and
I remain full of hope about the possibilities….you’ll be hearing
more about some of these ideas soon!
In the meantime, here is an idea for YOU: search your past and
present for a handful of creative, dynamic, intriguing people and
invite them to an evening of WHAT IF….
Peace to you,