Ripples #1149: Give Yourselves


To the wrongs that need resistance, to the right that needs assistance, to the future in the distance: give yourselves.
—Carrie Chapman Catt, shared by Tommy in Lancaster, PA


We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
—Cesar Chavez, shared by Samantha in Idaho


Many of my peeps here in the U.S. are relaxing on this holiday weekend, celebrating the kickoff of summer and also the refreshing optimism around the hopeful direction of the “holy crap this has lasted a long time” pandemic.

So many of you have gone above and beyond over the last year and a half, sacrificing your safety and comfort in service to others. You deserve a break, and I hope you’re taking it!

While you’re at it, I hope you can acknowledge Memorial Day by taking a solemn moment to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives while serving in the military.


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