Ripples v10.12: Dancing in the Rain!
Mar 24, 2008: a free weekly splash to 18,232 subscribers
from Paul & The Ripples Project
Life Isn’t about waiting for that one storm to pass…
it is about learning how to dance in the rain.
-original source unknown, submitted by Marissa H., Monmouth OR &
Heather M, Dayton OH
To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,and wealthy, not, rich;
to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart;
to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently,
await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common-
-this is my symphony.
-William Henry Channing, submitted by Lin H., Bloomington IL
I found myself back in Cincinnati this week, visiting my friends at Procter & Gamble (including many long-time Ripplers!) to give a presentation on stress management. Even though some people attend these kinds of presentations with the hopes of learning about some secret to managing their crazy lives, most are not surprised to remember and re-learn that it is mostly about the basics: taking time to breathe, connecting with others, exercising your body and your soul, creating quiet time to escape the craziness of your life, and letting go of the yucky stuff that inevitably builds up over time.
If by chance your life is a bit crazy of late, take some time to enjoy some small pleasures, be sure to dance in the rain (or snow!), and try as hard as you can to ENJOY TODAY!