Ripples v10.19: The Best Now!
May 12, 2008: a free weekly splash to 19,263 subscribers
from Paul & The Ripples Project
The days come and go, but they say nothing,
and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, submitted by Dottie J., Cincinnati OH
Now is Now.
And it’ll be now later on too.
Now is sort of a continual gray area of time,
sandwiched between then and yet.
Now is quite plentiful really,
so it’s not like you need to worry and stress
to take advantage of now.
But if you don’t take advantage of now,
it becomes then.
The trick is to see yet as it approaches,
take advantage of yet as it becomes now
and turn now into a then
when you arrive at a new now.
But by far, the best now of all is now.
-Kyle MacDonald, submitted by Christopher T., Canton MI
This week included a quick trip to Connecticut to spend a day with some cool women in yet another corner of Procter & Gamble and then rushing home to fire up the Wisconsin Credit Union League conference attendees. I ended both presentations with a strong encouragement for everyone to ENJOY TODAY, and I hope by the time you reach this part of Ripples that you have decided this is the BEST NOW you could ever hope to experience. Enjoy it. Now!