Ripples v10.24: Improvement!
June 16, 2008: a free weekly splash to 19,843 subscribers from Paul & The
If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.
-Mark Twain, Amber D., Rancho Cucamonga CA
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else.
The only real nobility is
in being superior to your former self.
-Whitney Young, submitted by Debbie D, Neptune, NJ
Before a painter puts a brush to his canvas he sees his picture mentally…
If you think of yourself in terms of a painting, what do you see?…
Is the picture one you think worth painting?…
You create yourself in the image you hold in your mind.
-Thomas Dreier, submitted by Laura H, Appleton WI
Is it possible to like yourself while not being completely satisfied with
where you are in life? I hope so!
I want this week’s theme to encourage you to explore new ways to improve
yourself without sending a message that you are not quite good enough right
now. Seek that edge between being happy with who you are and wondering what
possibilities might exist if you worked to improve yourself by adding a
skill or enhancing a trait or shifting your perspective in some meaningful
Ponder it, and then do something!