eRipples: a Quick Splash of Kindness
from Paul & The Ripples Project
eRipples v4.04: Ripples of CATERPILLARS!
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It is necessary that I support two or three caterpillars
if I want to know the butterflies.
-Antoine de St.-Exupery, submitted by E.R.
You have not lived a perfect day,
even though you earned money,
unless you have done something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
-Ruth Smeltzer, submitted by Lin
This week I enjoyed a day-long training with the staff of Dane County
Credit Union and a breakfast chat with the Wisconsin Association of
School Boards. During both presentations, we discussed the
importance of connecting with people who are different than you.
That especially includes people who are DIFFICULT because sometimes
the only thing that makes someone DIFFICULT is that they are
DIFFERENT than you! They have a different personality or different
perspective or different background or different life experiences.
Spending some time with people who are different allows you to
consider new perspectives, enlarge your world view, and create all
kinds of new ripples of possibilities!
You may be good at creating ripples for the people you know and care
about, but this week make it your quest to create some ripples with
someone who is DIFFERENT than you and see if it doesn’t make your
week a little better!