Ripples #765: Peaceful Communication!
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
20 Jan 2014
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
People fail to get along
because they fear each other;
they fear each other
because they don’t know each other;
they don’t know each other
because they have not
communicated with each other.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Gwen in Coeur d’Alene, ID
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Fifteen years ago this week we sent out our very first issue of Ripples to 75 people who agreed to help me pilot this quick splash of inspiration. The following year, with over 1,000 subscribers and growing steadily, we began a tradition of sharing quotes from Dr. King each third Monday in January. (The entire archive of Dr. King quotes we’ve unleashed in Ripples is available on our Facebook Page.)
Most weeks I still cannot grasp that Ripples continues to zoom out weekly, with nearly 30,000 subscribers joining us each Monday for a quick splash of inspiration. I’m honored and humbled that so many of you come along for the ride, sharing quotes and kindness along the way. Dr. King remains a significant inspiration for me, and I hope you’ll spend some time in service today, even if it as brief as direct eye contact, a warm smile, or a quick favor for someone who needs to know they matter.
BIG NEWS: we’ve updated our nifty “39 Ripples” iPhone app! As you share more quotes with others via Facebook, Twitter, text, or email, more quotes are unleashed for YOU to enjoy. To celebrate our 15 year anniversary, we’ve priced it at .99 for the next 15 days (and then it will still be a ripply value at $1.99) Check it out here: (Android version may be coming soon!)