Ripples v1.44: Ripples of NOW

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version 1.44 [November 15, 1999]
©1999 Stone Soup Seminars


Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember, amateurs built the ark,
Professionals built the Titanic.
original source unknown, submitted by Betsy Wagner


This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by
yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish
selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world
will not devote itself to making you happy. I want to be thoroughly used
up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life
for it’s own sake. Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of
splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make
it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
original source: George Benard Shaw; submitted by Karen Johnsen


Do it. Now. You know what you’re avoiding, procrastinating, excusing,
whining, fearing, dreading. Do it, get it over with, and move on. I dare

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