Ripples #714: Making The World Awesome!

Ripples #714: Making The World Awesome!
For our tribe of 31,418 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.


The world gets better
whenever we risk something
to make it better.
-Paulo Coelho (adapted), shared by Sara in Cincinnati, OH


Go out and make a difference
in your community.
You don’t need endless time
and perfect conditions.
Do it now.
Do it today.
Do it for twenty minutes and
watch your heart start beating.
-Barbara Sher



“I think we all need a pep talk.”

These are the first words of a short and sweet YouTube video I stumbled upon at 3:30am Saturday morning (don’t ask). Like many of my fellow Ripplers, I have seen my share of upbeat, quirky, inspiring videos; this one…well, you really need to see it for yourself. Really. I predict you’ll never be able to look at Robert Frost or “Space Jam” the same again, nor will you respond to tough stuff without wondering whether you should CRY or DANCE.

An earnest and passionate (and adorable) “Kid President” plays the role of inspirer-in-chief as he challenges us to “make the world awesome.” He even tells us why this is so important: “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”

So please, take a moment to watch the video and decide if you are brave enough to “stop being boring!” If you like it as much as I do I hope you’ll consider sharing with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues. And after you do that, make sure you do a little dance.

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You:


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