Ripples for Reflection (book)



How do you change the world? Better yet, how do you change your small part of it? Paul Wesselmann has been encouraging people to improve the world by creating the best version of themselves and unleashing small acts of compassion and kindness for more than 20 years. His work inspired The Ripples Project and an email newsletter, Ripples, that zooms out to more than 30,000 people each week.

Ripples for Reflection collects 52 of the most cherished newsletters into an easy-to-carry book, making it the perfect resource for anyone seeking encouragement and inspiration.

Each Ripple includes inspiring quotes and thought-provoking messages intended to take one minute or less to read and follows a simple format:

  • Pebble: a brief quote or saying
  • Boulder: a longer inspirational passage
  • Ponder: a few paragraphs that unpack the topic

Ripples for Reflection covers five basic themes designed to help you explore new ways to think about the world and how you might respond to life’s many ups and downs. The book’s themes encourage you to:

  • Connect—strengthen relationships with friends, colleagues, family, and yourself
  • Enjoy—find meaningful moments in life, work, and relationships
  • Grow—view life’s challenges as opportunities
  • Persist—learn how to face adversity with your inner strength
  • Shine—let your special light out for the world to see!

Designed so you can read at your own pace: enjoy from start to finish, pick a topic that is timely and personal, or select one Ripple per week from one of the four seasonal sections.

Whether you are looking to make big changes to the world, small changes in yourself, or are struggling to make it through each day, Ripples for Reflection is an easy way for you to stay connected with yourself and your community.

About the Author

Paul Wesselmann is a writer, educator, and speaker with a passion for empowering and uplifting others by unleashing ripples of positivity and growth. Paul holds degrees in psychology and higher education and has spent more than two decades traveling around North America as a leadership trainer and keynote speaker. His newsletter, Ripples, is read by more than 30,000 subscribers every Monday morning, and by many more who follow @RipplesGuy on just about every social media platform. Paul lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, visits the Colorado Rockies frequently, and believes that effective living includes proper amounts of meditation, exercise, rest, and angel food cake.

About the Editor

Jamie Markle is an author, artist, and book editor with more than 20 years of experience in the publishing business. Jamie is the author of nine books, including five books in the AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting series. Jamie holds a degree in Fine Art from Xavier University, where he studied painting and drawing. In addition to making art, gardening, and writing, he enjoys indulging his sweet tooth, which he counteracts by running six days a week. He spends his free time working on the 100-year-old home and garden that he shares with Paul in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Additional information

Weight .33 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × .33 in

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