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Ripples #864: A Better Grip!

By December 14, 2015Ripples

Ripples #864: A Better Grip!
Dec 14, 2015

PEBBLE
Challenges are what make life interesting;
overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Joshua Marine, shared by Jenn in Wausau, WI

BOULDER
You’ve got mountains of your own, I’ll bet on it. Take heart. Be encouraged. Remain steadfast. Hang on for dear life. You’ve got a better grip than you realize.
-Adam Young, shared by Rico from Two Rivers, WI

PONDER

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with the weight of the whole world and/or your little corner of it, you are not alone! I know I’m not the only one who has been trying to figure out how to help us all make sense of the significant difficulties we’re facing as a society, and to hopefully find new ways to engage in conversations that move beyond screaming matches and eye rolling contests. Some of you also have year end job/school stress as well as the unique combination of delights and frustrations known as The Holidays. It’s enough to make anyone feel like they are losing their grip!

Now is a great time to pause for a minute and remember back to other times when you’ve felt like you didn’t know how you were going to get through a particularly stressful period in your life and remind yourself: you *did* make it. You made it through and you’re probably at least a little bit stronger and a little bit wiser because of it.

How about we all try to dig a little deeper and seek the reserves of patience and persistence that will get us through the next few weeks. I’ll hang on tightly if you will!

Peace,

Paul
The Ripples Guy

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