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eRipples v4.03: Ripples for DR. KING!

By January 20, 2002Ripples

eRipples: a Quick Splash of Happiness
from Paul & The Ripples Project
eRipples v4.03: Ripples for DR. KING!
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=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PEBBLE =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o

Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Lois

=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= BOULDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o

The ultimate weakness of violence
is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.

Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it…
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder the hate.

In fact, violence merely increases hate…
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Marilyn

=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PONDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o

In order to honor Dr. King, I propose we all commit to speak up this
week! Choose a concern you feel strongly about and discuss it with
your friends, family or co-workers. Write a letter to your senator
or congressperson to let them know where you stand on an issue.
Challenge the status quo, ask the difficult question in a meeting,
disagree even if you’re in the minority. Make sure your voice is
heard!

We can keep the spirit of Dr. King’s ideals alive by each doing our
part to SPEAK UP!

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