RIPPLES: a free weekly dose of inspiration
version 1.49 [Monday, December 20, 1999] ©1999 Stone Soup Seminars
no pebble, no boulder, no ponder this week……just one big….
May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always
May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you
the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage
and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and
understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.
May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of
your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. Remember
the sunshine when the storm seems unending. Teach love to those who know
hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world.
May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may
call upon them. Remember, those lives you have touched and who have
touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less
than you would have wanted. It is the context of the encounter that is
more important than its form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place
immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in the world
around you. Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of
us is different in our own way. What you feel you may lack in one regard
may be more than compensated for in another! What you feel you lack in the
present may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn
to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent on another of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.
-original source unknown, submitted by Kristen Salemi