Ripples v10.02: Come Alive!
Jan 14, 2008: a free weekly splash to 17,726 subscribers
from Paul & The Ripples Project
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
-Ella Fitzgerald, submitted by Lin H., Bloomington IL
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive.
-Harold Whitman, submitted by Judy A., Carbondale IL
I spent some time this week at Iowa State University to help fire up some new and transfer students and then bipped over to hang out with some passionate RAs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (and I forgot to ask them why the heck there are so many cats running around campus…they could open a cat safari and make some money!).
The presentations I gave were different, but both included messages about embracing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the upcoming semester. I want to tell them (and you!) that while school and work and life all have lots of “need to do” tasks, it is important to your heart and to your soul that you also pursue some “want to do” projects. Carve a few minutes today, or at least an hour this week, to take some “want to” action like talking with someone in a career you have fantasized about or googling a curious topic. Pursuing educational degrees & careers are potentially more rewarding if you find a path for which you have passion. So come alive, Ripplers, COME ALIVE