Ripples v1.40: Ripples of ACTION

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version 1.40 [Monday, October 18, 1999] ©1999 Stone Soup Seminars


You can’t make footprints in the sands of time
if you are sitting on your butt.
And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?
original source: Bob Moawad, submitted by Jennifer Henning


It is not the critic who counts,
nor the man who points out how the strong man tumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
who strives valiently,
who errs and comes up short again and again,
who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions
and spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.

original source: Teddy Roosevelt, submitted by Warren Weasler


I just finished a spectacular weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with a
hundred of that state’s best resident assistants. While many of the
sessions were designed to provide information and increase the
participants’ skill base, the most valuable component of the event I saw
was FUN. Pure, clean, loud, rambunctious FUN.

These compassionate helpers, like so many other professionals, often give
their time and energy to help others with minimal compensation. The key to
maintaining their sanity is to find time for FUN.

What can you do for FUN today? Read the comics, laugh with a friend, see a
movie, tell a joke, watch kids at the playground…..and enjoy it!

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