Ripples #575: Sacrifice!
Monday, May 31, 2010
The Ripples Project is a tribe of 25,289
who believe tiny actions create big possibilities
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles Du Bos, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
Those who are living in their highest light know that it is good to share
your life and your love, for we have, indeed, come together for a reason.
-The Highest Light Teachings, submitted by Bruce P Madison, WI
Here in the U.S. last Monday in May is recognized as “Memorial Day” to
honor soldiers killed during wartime. While it is for many of us the
holiday weekend that kicks off summer, most people spend at least a few
minutes thinking about those who sacrificed everything while serving their
I thought this could be a good day to think about sacrifice and how giving
up something in the short term often leads to greater gain. Sacrificing
something to enrich the greater good does not have to result in our death,
nor does it even have to be painful. The right thing can even make us feel
good: donating a few dollars/hours to a community organization, defending
the honor of someone who is unable to speak up for herself, or doing the
right thing even when it is not the easiest or most convenient course of
action. Sacrifice is an opportunity for all of us to participate fully in
society, and to become our full, best selves in the process.