Ripples #679: Heroes.

Ripples #679: Heroes.
For our tribe of 30,891 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.


Heroes are people who rise to the occasion
and then slip quietly away.
-Tom Brokaw, submitted by Brian in Evansville, IN


The primordial soup that creates heroes
never tastes of rainbows–
it’s a lumpy gumbo of suffering and evil.
Heroes are born from darkness,
because we desperately need
someone to light the way.
-Dave Kosak, submitted by Nick in New Jersey


If you’re still savoring the holiday weekend, please find a moment to remember that Memorial Day, in addition to our “kick off the summer” here in the U.S., is also a chance to honor fallen soldiers who gave their lives so that we may continue to enjoy our many freedoms. If you’re back to school/work/life after the holiday weekend, there is still time to recognize soldiers and other heroes who have improved our lives.

And while you’re at it, keep your eyes open this week for an opportunity to be there for someone else. Whether it is a quick favor or a significant sacrifice, and with my apologies to Tina Turner, we are always in need of more heroes1


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